Twenty two (22) persons held for engaging in illegal fishing

Naval personnel held 22 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Kalladichenai area, Trincomalee on 22nd July 2019.

A group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a search conducted in Kalladichenai area, apprehended these suspects for engaging in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets. Along with the suspects 05 dinghies, 05 outboard motors (OBM) and 04 unauthorized fishing nets were taken into naval custody. The suspects are residents of Kinniya, Muthur and Ichchalmpattu areas from 22 to 44 years of age.

The 22 suspects along with the dinghies, OBMs and unauthorized nets were handed over to the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries in Trincomalee for onward action.

Navy constantly carries out such search missions in order to avert the illegal activities which cause damages to the maritime resources and the marine species.