Navy apprehends 4 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Buwaneka located in Nachchikuda in the North Central Naval Command arrested 4 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using Monofilament Nets in the seas off Muddalampiddi yesterday (18). Along with the suspects 3 Fiber Glass Dinghies and 3 Monofilament nets were taken into custody.

The arrested fishermen and the items were handed over to Mannar Assistant Directorate of Fisheries for onward action.