Navy seizes 250kg of fish caught using dynamite

The Navy apprehended 04 persons with a stock of fish that was illegally caught using explosives in Nachchikuda area on 22nd February 2020.

Accordingly, naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command apprehended four persons along with a dinghy and 250kg of illegally caught fish, during a raid conducted in Nachchikuda area. The apprehension was made while the suspects were bringing the stock of fish to the shore, to be distributed. The suspects have been identified as residents of Nachchikuda, Punagari and Velani, aged 20, 26, 27 and 50 years.

The accused along with the stock of fish, the dinghy and outboard motor were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Kilinochchi for onward action. As illegal fishing practices of this nature threaten the fishery and aquatic resources belonging to the country, the Navy has been constantly conducting its operations to nab those engaged in such illegal fishing activities.