Navy apprehends 3 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Gajaba located in Mannar in the North Central Naval Command arrested 3 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using monofilament nets in the seas off Southbar yesterday (22).

Along with the suspects; 3 monofilament nets were taken into naval custody. The apprehended persons and belongings were produced to Mannar Assistant Directorate of Fisheries for further investigations.