The Navy detained nine suspects for illegal fishing in Trincomalee, the Navy media unit said tdday.
The Navy said that sailors attached to the Eastern Naval Command arrested the suspects engaged in fishing using unauthorized fishing nets.
The suspects were identified as residents of the Lankapatuna area.
Along with the suspects the Navy detained a dinghy, one outboard motor (OBM) and an unauthorized fishing net.
The suspects together with the seized dinghy, OBM, unauthorized net and other fishing gear were handed over to the office of the Fisheries Inspector in Muttur.