Navy apprehends two persons for engaging in illegal fishing

SL Navy held two (02) persons who engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Hikkaduwa, on 18th December 2019.

These two persons who were using illegal lights for fishing in the seas off Hikkaduwa, was apprehended during an operation carried out to avert the destruction of marine resources caused by the illegal means of fishing. The suspects have been identified as the residents of Ambalangoda area aged 47 and 64. A dinghy, OBM and 08 LED bulbs used by them were also taken into Naval custody and those were handed over to the office of the Assistant Director of Fisheries-Galle.

Further, the marine resources around the island is destroyed by the illegal means such as banned nets, explosive used by a limited number of fisher folk and Navy is vigilant to protect the marine resources averting these illegal activities.