Five persons arrested for engaging in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the North Western Naval Command arrested 5 persons for engaging in illegal fishing practices using unauthorized fishing nets in the sea area between Odakkarativu and Sinna Erumativu in Kalpitiya yesterday (21 August 2017).

During the arrest 3 dinghies, 5 unauthorized fishing nets and 7 kg of fish catch were also taken into naval custody.  The arrested persons along with the dinghies and their fishing gear were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director of Puttalam for legal action