Navy arrests 06 fishermen with 02 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine sea patrol arrested 06 persons with 550 kilograms of illegal fish catch in the seas off South Bar in Talaimannar on 17th March 2015. Two FGDs, 05 pairs of diving fins, 02 liters of kerosene, 02 diving masks and 03 snorkels were also taken into naval custody.

The arrested persons with the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of the Fisheries Department in Mannar for further action for engaging in illegal fishing using explosives.