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Ten arrested for engaging in illegal fishing

Navy apprehended ten  persons who engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Chemmalei, yesterday.

Accordingly, a crew of a naval craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command had apprehended these ten persons who had used banned nets for illegal fishing, during a patrol carried out in the seas off Chemmalei.

Two dinghies, two OBMs, 2 banned nets were also taken into naval custody.

The suspects are residents of Pulmudai and Nilaweli areas.

The suspects along with the arrested fishing gears were handed over to the office of the Assistant Director of Fisheries-Mulathivu for onward legal action.


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