Poaching Indian fishermen caught Two trawlers seized

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By 2017-09-14

By Thambithurai Pratheepan

Naval personnel onboard Fast Attack Craft and SLNS Ranawickrama attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol apprehended 12 Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters about 2 nautical miles North-east of the Kachchativu Island on Monday (11).

The arrested fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurai and the trawler and the fishing gear were taken to SLNS Elara in Karainagar. The 12 Indian fishermen were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries Jaffna region, for due legal process.

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