Six Indian fishermen arrested for poaching

navyThe Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest six Indian fishermen along with two Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Kovilan Point.

When the arrest was made the Indian fishermen had been fishing 3.5 nautical miles and 5.2 nautical miles north-west of Kovilan Point.

The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were brought to Kareinagar and they are scheduled to be handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Jaffna) today. (Colombo Gazette)