Navy arrests 7 fishermen for harvesting sea cucumbers without licence

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Uttara located in Kankasanthurai in the Northern Naval Area arrested 7 persons while harvesting sea cucumbers, without valid licence, in the sea area North of Point Pedro yesterday (31).

Along with the suspects, 2 dinghies, 5 pairs of diving fins, 21 oxygen cylinders and a GPS unit were taken into naval custody. The arrested persons and items were handed over to the Directorate of Fisheries in Point Pedro for onward action.