23 persons apprehended for illegal fishing with banned nets

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 23 persons who engaged in illegal fishing using banned nets, in Sinanweli and Waleithotam sea areas, on 5th October 2019.

The apprehended persons are residents of Kinniya and Mohottuwaram areas aged 19 to 48.Four banned nets, 04 dinghies and 04 OBMs were also taken into Naval custody and they were handed over to Assistant Director of Fisheries -Trincomalee for onward action.

Since, fishing by banned nets harm the marine species, Sri Lanka Navy is vigilant to avert such activities to protect the fish and maritime resources.