SLN arrests 19 Indian Fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan Waters

March 27, 2014

Sri_Lanka_navy_logoNaval vessels attached to the North Central  Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 19 Indian fishermen and 04 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the seas north of Mannar  on 26th March 2014. The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalaimanner for legal action.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to salvage an Indian fishing trawler with a o5–member crew, which had run-aground near Kachchatheevu Island on 26th March 2014. The rescued Indian fishermen were handed over to Delft Police for further action.

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