Navy apprehends 4 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters

Naval personnel onboard Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 04 Indian fishermen along with their fishing trawler for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters about 11.2 nautical miles north-west of the Delft Island on 30th August 2017.

The arrested fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurai. Meanwhile, the trawler and other fishing gear had been taken to SLNS Elara in Kareinagar. They were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director of Jaffna for onward legal action.