Navy apprehends a local fisherman engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Gajaba located in Mannar in the North Central Naval Command arrested a local fisherman who engaged in illegal fishing activity using monofilament nets in the sea area off Erukkulampiddi yesterday (20).

Along with the suspect, 6 monofilament nets were taken into naval custody. The apprehended person and belongings were handed over to the Mannar Assistant Director of Fisheries for further investigations.