Person held in northern waters for engaging in light-coarse fishing

A search operation conducted by the Navy led to the apprehension of a person (01) for engaging in light-coarse fishing in the sea area of Kadeikadu, Jaffna in the morning of 06th February 2024. During the operation, 01 dinghy and unauthorized fishing gear used for this illegal activity were also taken into custody.

The Navy conducts regular operations in the coastal and sea areas around the island in order to suppress illegal fishing activities performed by people. As an extension of these efforts, the Naval Deployment Veththalakerni in the Northern Naval Command conducted a search operation this morning off Kadeikadu and apprehended a person along with a dinghy and unauthorized fishing gear, for engaging in light-coarse fishing.

The apprehended individual, aged 23, was identified as a resident of Mulliyan area. The accused along with the seized items was handed over to the office of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department in Jaffna, for onward legal action.