27 persons engaged in illegal fishing held in Eastern seas
Navy assists apprehension of 04 persons with narcotics
Navy plays a classic role helping stranded fishers at sea
Responding to request for assistance by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo, Sri Lanka Navy initiated swift action to reach out to several multi day fishing trawlers and their crew members in distress at sea, in the past couple of days.
06 Aug 2020
Navy continues its crackdowns on wide-ranging illegal acts
Navy apprehends 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Eastern seas
Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations for the prevention of illegal fishing practices which adversely impact legitimate commercial fishers as well as marine ecosystem. During similar search operations conducted in Trincomalee, Kinniya, Mullaitivu and Nilaveli sea areas on 25th and 28th July 2020, the Navy managed to nab 15 persons engaged in illegal fishing and seize fishing gear belonging to them.
29 Jul 2020