Navy nabs 41 illegal fishermen in Trincomalee

Navy nabs 41 illegal fishermen in Trincomalee

Written by Staff Writer

08 May, 2019 | 4:29 pm

Colombo (News 1st): A naval team arrested forty-one people who engaged in illegal fishing at Back Bay sea area in Trincomalee, yesterday (May 7).

Those apprehended have been identified as the residents of Kinniya in Trincomalee, aged 18 to 60. Five (05) dinghies, 05 OBMs, 05 banned nets each 225 metres in length and 94 kg of illegal fish catch were taken into naval custody.

The suspects along with the apprehended items were handed over to Assistant Director of Fisheries-Trincomalee, through the Coast Guard.

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