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Navy apprehends 21 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing practices

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended 21 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities using unauthorized fishing nets, in the seas off Norway Island, Trincomalee on Tuesday (05).

During the arrest, 2 dinghies, 2 unauthorized fishing nets, a pair of diving fins, 3 diving masks and 294 kg of fish were taken into naval custody. The arrested fishermen and fishing gear were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries, Trincomalee for onward legal action.

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