Navy apprehends 9 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Therapuththa located in Silawathurai in the Northwestern Naval Command arrested 9 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using unlawful fishing gear in the sea area of Silawathurai yesterday (22).

During the arrest; 2 dinghies and 2 fishing nets were taken into naval custody. The apprehended persons and belongings were handed over to the Inspector of Fisheries, Mannar for further investigations.