Navy arrests 3 fishermen for harvesting sea cucumbers violating approved distance

Naval personnel attached to Fast Attack Craft P 436 located in the Eastern Naval Command arrested 3 persons while harvesting sea cucumbers, violating approved distance in the sea area off Valayanakulam today (1).

Along with the suspects, 15 kgs of sea cucumbers, a dinghy, 2 pairs of diving fins, 10 oxygen cylinders and a GPS unit were taken into naval custody. Having brought the suspects and items to the naval base SLNS Gotabhaya in Mullativu, they were handed over to the Mullativu Police for onward action.