Accordingly, 4 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler, engaged in illegal fishing activities, were apprehended by the Naval personnel attached to SLNS Thammanna located in Talaimannar belonging to the North Central Naval Command, in the sea area North of Talaimannar. The apprehended persons and trawler were handed over to the Directorate of Fisheries, Mannar for onward action.
On the same night, Naval personnel attached to SLNS Elara located in Karainagar in the Northern Naval Command apprehended another 6 Indian fishermen who were poaching in the sea area North of the Delft Island.
Along with the fishermen, a fishing trawler and two unauthorized fishing nets were also taken into custody. The fishermen and items were handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Director for further investigations. (Colombo Gazette)