Navy apprehends 12 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command apprehended 12 local fishermen engaged in fishing activities using illegal fishing nets in the sea area of Vidithalathivu today (July, 29).

Along with the 12 fishermen, 03 dinghies, a traditional boat (Wallam), 04 illegal fishing nets and 04 outboard motors were also taken into naval custody. The arrested persons, dinghies and other items used for fishing practices were handed over to the Vidithalathivu Fisheries Inspector for onward investigations.