Navy apprehended five (05) persons for engaging in illegal fishing, during a patrol carried out in the seas off Mullikulam, on 28th January 2020.
Continuous patrols are carried out by Navy to avert illegal fishing activities and during such an operation conducted in the seas off Mullikulam, five persons who engaged in illegal fishing with unauthorized nets, were apprehended. Accordingly, a dinghy, an unauthorized net, an OBM and other fishing gears were taken into naval custody. The suspects were identified as residents of Silawathura area aged 20-46.
The suspects together with the seized dinghy, OBM, unauthorized net and fishing gears were handed over to the Office of the Fisheries Inspector-Mannar for onward action.