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Five nabbed for illegal fishing

Naval personnel nabbed five persons for engaging in illegal fishing in the seas off Round Island, Trincomalee yesterday.

A group of Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a routine patrol, held these five persons who were engaged in fishing using unauthorized fishing nets.

The apprehended persons aged between 19 to 31 are residents of the Kinnya area.Along with the suspects, a dinghy, one outboard motor (OBM) and an unauthorized fishing net were taken into naval custody.

The suspects together with the seized dinghy, OBM, unauthorized net and other fishing gear were handed over to the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries (ADF) in Trincomalee for onward action.


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