17 Indian Fishermen arrested for poaching

17 Indian Fishermen arrested for poaching

Written by Staff Writer

30 Oct, 2018 | 7:59 pm

Colombo (News1st): The Navy arrested 17 Indian fishermen along with 03 fishing trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (29th October).

Two of these fishing trawlers were held by naval personnel in the sea area off the Delft Island, while the remaining trawler was seized in the sea area of Kachchathivu.

After conducting a medical test, the fishermen were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries-Jaffna for onward action.

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