Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 10 Indian fishermen and seized a trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, the Navy media unit said today.

The arrest was made by naval attached to SLNS Prathapa and Fast Attack Craft on routine patrol at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) north of Sri Lanka last night (Saturday), about 10 nautical miles north of Kovilan Point.

The arrested fishermen, the trawler and fishing gear were brought to the naval base SLNS Elara in Kareinagar and the fishermen were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director in Jaffna for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette)


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