Banned fishing nets held by Navy
Sri Lanka Navy held 11 Nos.of banned nets which had been laid for fishing, during a patrol carried out in Batticoloa lagoon on 23rd April 2020.
SL Navy frequently conducts operations in the seas around the island to prevent illegal means of fishing and accordingly Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, recovered 11 unauthorized nets which had been laid for fishing, during a patrol carried out at Kotuwamada area in Batticoloa lagoon. These 11 nets were taken into naval custody.
The banned nets taken into custody by the Navy were handed over to Assistant Directorate of Fisheries in Batticoloa for further investigation.