Two persons held by Navy for engaging in illegal fishing

A group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command during foot patrol held 02 persons who engaged in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets in Palliyawasalpadu area yesterday (09th February). The Navy also seized a 225m long unauthorized fishing net and a dinghy belonging to them during this arrest.

The arrested persons together with the fishing net, dinghy and other fishing gear were handed over to the District Fisheries Office, Puttalam for onward legal action.