Navy apprehends 03 persons getting ready to engage in fishing using unauthorized nets
The Navy apprehended 03 persons who were getting ready to set off for fishing using unauthorized nets, during a patrol conducted in the sea area off Nilaveli on 17th June 2020.
Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations to prevent illegal fishing practices. Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Area, during a patrol conducted in the sea area off Nilaveli, managed to apprehend 03 persons who were getting ready to set off for fishing using unauthorized nets. Along with the suspects, 02 unauthorized fishing nets and several other fishing gear were also taken into custody.
The accused were identified as residents of Nilaveli, from 18 to 25 years of age. The apprehended persons together with their belongings were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Trincomalee for onward action.