Five (05) persons held for using unauthorized nets to catch fish

The Navy, today (01st October) held 05 persons engaged in fishing using unauthorized fishing nets in the sea area of Senamvali.

The Eastern Naval Command, during a patrol conducted in the sea area of Senamvali apprehended these 05 persons for engaging in in fishing by means of unauthorized fishing nets. The people have been identified as residents of Kinniya, from 33 to 60 years of age. The unauthorized fishing net, dinghy and other fishing gear seized along with the suspects will be handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Trincomalee for onward action.

As the marine ecosystem is in danger as a result of these illegal fishing practices, the Navy has been carrying out regular operations to safeguard the fish and marine resources in island’s territorial waters.