Navy arrests 3 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Gajaba located in Talaimannar in the North Central Naval Command arrested 3 local fishermen, engaged in illegal fishing activities using monofilament nets in the seas off Pesalai yesterday (24).

During the arrest, a dinghy and a monofilament net were taken into naval custody. The apprehended persons and belongings were handed over to the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries, Mannar for further investigations.