Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 16 Poachers

Sri Lanka Navy’s craft attached to the Northern Naval Command arrested 16 Indian fishermen and 3 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the Sri Lankan waters on August 31.

Nine Indian fishermen and an Indian trawler were taken into custody in the seas off Veththalaikerni and seven Indian fishermen and two Indian fishing trawlers were taken into custody in the seas west of Nainativu.

The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna for legal action.

Image: Sri Lanka Navy

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