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Navy apprehends 20 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

(UTV|COLOMBO) – Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 20 Indian fishermen along with 02 fishing trawlers for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters north of Kovilan Point and Point Pedro recently.

One of the seized trawlers was brought to the naval base SLNS Elara in Kareinagar while the other trawler and fishermen were retained at SLNS Uttara in Kankesanthurai. The apprehended fishermen were subsequently handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward legal action.

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