Lankan fishermen arrested for poaching in India

fishermen_reuters5A Sri Lankan fishing boat along with the 5 crew on board was apprehended by the Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajveer off Vakalapudi coast in Visakapatinam, India with 700 kg of fish yesterday, The Hindu newspaper reported today.

The boat named ‘Indunil’ was apprehended for violation of Section 3/10 (fishing without license) and 7/14 of Maritime Zone of India Act, 1981 (entering Indian EEZ without stowing fishing gear in the prescribed manner), according to a statement issued by the Coast Guard Commander (CG District No. 6).

The apprehended boat was to be handed over to the local police authority at Kakinada.