Navy apprehends 6 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 6 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities using unauthorized fishing nets, in the seas off Boulder Point, Trincomalee on 11th June 2017.

During the arrest, a dinghy, an unauthorized fishing net, a pair of diving fins, a diving mask and 63.4 kg of fish were among the taken into naval custody. The arrested fishermen and fishing gear were handed over to the Kuchchaweli Police through Fisheries Inspector, Kuchchaweli for onward legal action.