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Navy releases turtles trapped in beach seines

The Navy rescued several turtles trapped in the beach seines (madal) of fishermen along the Mannar beach within the last few days.

Sri Lanka Navy conducts frequent patrols to protect the marine resources. During patrols conducted in the Thalaimannar beach area, 10 turtles which had been trapped in the beach seines of the fishermen engaged the madal fishing industry were rescued and released into the sea, a spokesman for the Navy said.

Further, the Navy carries out daily patrols in the seas off the island and around the coastal belt while keeping vigilant eye for illegal fishers. The Navy has rescued a large number of turtles which were caught by fishermen and trapped in the madal fishing nets by releasing them back to the sea.

There are seven species of sea turtles that are listed as endangered of which five are found off the coast of Sri Lanka. To protect these endangered species, naval personnel are constantly working on several sea turtle conservation projects under the ‘Neela Haritha Sangramaya’, a visionary concept of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

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Navy releases turtles trapped in beach seines (15:07)

The Navy managed to rescue several turtles trapped in beach seines (Madal) of fishermen, along the Mannar beach line within the fast few days.

Sri Lanka Navy conducts frequent patrols to protect the marine resources dedicatedly. Accordingly, during the patrols conducted in Thalaimannar beach area, 10 turtles which had trapped in the beach seines of the fishermen engaged Madal fishing industry were rescued and released to the sea, said the Navy spokesman.


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