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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 11:08
Fishermen Arrested For Using Banned Nets

The Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested 6 local people for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices using banned nets.

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya arrested six persons along with two Fiber Glass Dinghies (FGDs) and two fishing nets (Surukku) in the seas between Baththalangunduwa and 'K' point while engaged in illegal fishing on 19th January 2016.

These fishermen were engaged in fishing in 2 vessels. 

The arrested persons along with the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Puttalam for onward action.

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