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Navy seizes unauthorized fishing nets

The Navy managed to find 04 unauthorized nets being cast at Kotuwamada area, during a patrol conducted in Batticaloa lagoon on June 2.

The Navy regularly conducts operations to safeguard the fisheries and marine resources in waters around Sri Lanka. As an extension of these operations, the Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command managed to seize these four unauthorized nets of 150ft in length which had been casted at Kotuwamada area in Batticaloa lagoon for illegal fishing.

The unauthorized nets detained by the Navy were handed over to the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries in Batticaloa for onward investigation.

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