Navy arrests three local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Buwaneka in North Central Naval Command arrested a person along with illegally caught 30 kg of sea cucumbers and a fishing dhow in the general area of Kiranchi in Kilinochchi on 25th March 2016.The arrested person and the sea cucumbers were handed over to the officials of the Assistant Director Fisheries, Kilinochchi for onward action.

On the same day, naval troops attached to SLNS Parakumba in Eastern Naval Command apprehended two local fishermen with a fishing canoe and 6 lobsters in the seas off Sampoor. The apprehended persons along with the items were handed over to the Sampoor Police for further investigation.