Navy arrests 7 Indian fishermen and 2 trawlers engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters

Two Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested 7 Indian fishing poachers along with two fishing trawlers engaged in bottom trawling in Sri Lankan territorial waters about 12.5 Nm and 9.5 Nm off Northwest of Delft Island yesterday (July, 12).

Having brought the arrested fishermen to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankasanthurai and fishing trawlers and their fishing gear to SLNS Elara in Kareinagar, the are due to be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward legal action.