Five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested off Neduntheevu

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested early today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing off Neduntheevu in Sri Lankan territorial waters, Indian fisheries department official said, according to the Press Trust of India.

Assistant Director of Fisheries, Shivakumar said, the fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested for fishing close to Neduntheevu and allegedly using banned fishing nets.

They were taken to Kangesanthurai port, he said.

On October 21, four fishermen from Pamban were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near Thalaimannar coast in their territorial waters.


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