Navy arrests 18 Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching

8vvz6951-ktod-621x414livemintEighteen fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel on charges of fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported.

The fishermen from Rameswaram, who set out for fishing in a mechanized boat, were arrested by Sri Lankan personnel off Neduntheevu, Tamil Nadu fisheries department deputy director KT Gopinath said.

The fishermen have been taken to Sri Lanka, he said.