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Illegally harvested sea cucumber held at Kudawella fishery harbour

Illegally harvested sea cucumber held at Kudawella fishery harbour

Sri Lanka Coast Guard had seized about 4540kg of illegally harvested sea cucumber, during a special search conducted at Kudawella fishery harbour in Matara.

The stock of sea cucumber had been recovered by officials of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard after inspecting a suspicious fishing vessel at the Kudawellafishery harbour. Moreover, 07 suspects in connection to this incident were also held with the suspicious vessel and several other fishing gear.

The accused who are aged from 31 to 55 are residents of Matara, Kottegoda and Thalathuoya areas. The apprehended persons together with the haul of sea cucumber, fishing vessel and fishing gear were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Kudawella, following to the health guidelines issued for the prevention of COVID-19 outbreak.