Eight Indian fishermen apprehended for poaching

Naval personnel onboard a Fast Gun Boat and a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 08 Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters North-west of the Delft Island, yesterday (24 January).

The apprehended fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurai. Meanwhile, the trawlers and other fishing gear were taken to SLNS Elara in Kareinagar. They were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director of Jaffna for onward legal action.