Navy apprehends two persons with a haul of unauthorized fishing nets

During a search operation carried out in coordination with Police, Navy apprehended two(02) persons with a haul of unauthorized fishing nets at Eravur area on 30th January 2020.

Keeping with Sri Lanka Navy’s efforts to restrain illegal fishing to avoid the destruction caused to marine eco system, Navy in coordination with Police STF-Vaunativu conducted a raid in Eravur area and searched a suspicious shop. Ten (10) unauthorized nets which hidden for sale were discovered and two suspects who stayed at the shop were also taken into custody. The suspects were identified as residents of Eravur area aged 20 and 30.

Subsequently, these unauthorized nets along with the suspects were handed over to the Office of the National Aquaculture Development Authority in Batticoloa for onward legal action. Navy keeps on its continuous operations to nab the fishers who use unauthorized nets for fishing.