Navy apprehends 8 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijayaba located in Nilaveli in the Eastern Naval Command arrested 8 local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using monofilament nets in the sea area off Salli Sambalthivu on (28) yesterday. Along with the suspects a dinghy, 3 monofilament nets, a diving mask were taken into naval custody. The apprehended persons and items were handed over to Assistant Directorate of Fisheries, Trincomalee for further investigations.