Navy arrests twenty one local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya arrested twenty one local fishermen with 6 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing using a Surukku net in the Norochcholai and Udappuwa sea areas on 27th January 2016. Two pairs of diving fins, a diving goggle and two hand GPS were also taken into custody during the arrest.

The arrested persons and the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries (Puttalam) for further investigations.