Navy arrests 8 persons engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command arrested 8 persons for engaging in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets in the sea area north of Thalaimannar Lighthouse yesterday (04 December).

Along with the persons 03 dinghies, 02 unauthorized fishing nets and 330 kg of illegally caught fish were also taken into naval custody. The apprehended persons, dinghies and fishing gear were handed over to the Thalaimannar Police for onward investigations. Meanwhile the stock of fish was handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries of Thalaimannar.