Navy apprehends 31 persons for engaging in illegal fishing | Daily News

Navy apprehends 31 persons for engaging in illegal fishing

Naval personnel onboard an inshore patrol craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 31 persons at two separate locations, during their routine patrols.

Accordingly, 23 persons were held in the seas off the Norway Island, while engaging in fishing using unauthorised fishing nets, on Saturday.

Along with the suspects, four dinghies, four outboard motors (OBMs), two unauthorised fishing nets (each about 225m in length) and some fishing gear were taken into naval custody and subsequently handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Trincomalee, through the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.

Meanwhile, naval personnel apprehended another eight persons engaged in illegal fishing in the sea area of Valaltoddam on Sunday. The suspects together with the dinghy, OBM, unauthorised fishing net and rest of the fishing gear seized, were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Trincomalee for onward action, the Navy media unit said. 


 

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