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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

The Sri Lanka Navy on Saturday has arrested 12 local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices using unauthorized nets.

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command apprehended 12 local fishermen engaged in fishing activities using illegal fishing nets in the sea area of Vidithalathivu today (July, 29).

Along with the 12 fishermen, three dinghies, a traditional boat (Wallam), four illegal fishing nets and four outboard motors were also taken into naval custody.

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