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Ten suspects held for illegal fishing

Ten persons engaged in illegal fishing in the Karaitivu, Periyaarachchal, and Uchchamunai sea areas were apprehended by the navy, yesterday.

A group of naval personnel on board an inshore patrol craft attached to the North-western Naval Command had spotted four dinghies and two canoes with 10 persons who engaged in illegal fishing.

The suspects were arrested for not possessing valid passes for fishing. They have been identified as residents of Negombo and Kalpitiya and are between the ages of 20 and 51.

The suspects; along with the dinghies, canoes and other fishing gear; were handed over to the Puttalam Fisheries Inspector’s Office for further investigations.


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