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Thirteen arrested for engaging in illegal fishing


Thirteen Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal fishing practices without valid license in the sea area of Akurala.

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Dakshina in Galle belonging to the Southern Naval Command together with Coast Guard personnel nabbed the fishermen on Monday (30).

During the arrest; a dinghy, a trawler, a canoe, a fishing net and a stock of 200 kg of fish were taken into custody.

The apprehended persons along with the items were handed over to the District Fisheries Office, Galle for further investigations, SLN media unit said.