Navy arrests three local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Mahanaga in Panama arrested three local fishermen with an FGD engaged in illegal fishing between Sangamankanda and Thirukkovil sea areas on 12th March 2016. Two pairs of diving fins, a GPS, 10 Oxygen cylinders, 26 conch shells and 05 sea cucumbers were also taken into custody during the arrest.

The arrested persons and the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries (Olivil) for further investigations.