49 Indian fishermen apprehended, 12 trawlers detained for trespass


49 Indian fishermen were apprehended and 12 fishing trawlers were seized by the Sri Lankan Navy for trespassing into Sri Lankan territorial waters and engaging in illegal fishing. They were arrested on Monday and Tuesday. They were intercepted by Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command and Sri Lanka Coast Guard.

Having brought the arrested trawlers and fishing gear to the naval base SLNS Elara in Kareinagar and fishermen to SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurei, they are due to be handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director in Jaffna for further legal action.




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