Thirteen fishermen arrested off Mannar, Trincomalee seas

Thirteen fishermen arrested off Mannar, Trincomalee seas

Thirteen fishermen arrested off Mannar, Trincomalee seas

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jul, 2017 | 9:47 am

Thirteen fishermen who were found to be engaged in alleged illegal fishing in the seas off Mannar and Trincomalee have been arrested.

The Sri Lanka Navy said that eight  fishermen were arrested in the seas near Norway Island off Trincomalee, and five more arrested off Mannar for using banned fishing equipment

The arrested fishermen had several dinghies  and a fishing line found to be in the length of 225 metres –  considered to be illegal equipment for fishing.

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