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    Six persons apprehended for engaging in illegal fishing

    April 15, 2020


    The Navy managed to apprehend 06 persons who were engaging in illegal fishing in the sea area of Salpeyaru on 13th April 2020.

    Sri Lanka Navy had been conducting regular patrols in island’s waters in view of protecting ocean and fisheries resources. During a similar patrol conducted in the sea area of Salpeyaru, a craft belonging to the Eastern Naval Command had spotted a suspicious dinghy. When further searched, the Navy managed to apprehend these 06 persons who were engaging in illegal fishing. Along with the suspects, the dinghy, several diving gear and fishing equipment were also taken into naval custody.

    The accused were identified as residents of Poduwakattu area in Trincomalee, from 24 to 44 years of age. The apprehended persons and items belonging to them were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Kuchchaweli for onward action. 

    Last modified on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 22:26

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