Twelve nabbed for engaging in illegal fishing off Jaffna

Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 12 individuals who were engaging in illegal night diving and light-coarse fishing in the sea areas off the coasts of Mamunai and Chundikulam in Jaffna.

The apprehension was made in two separate operations conducted on April 16 and 17.

During the operations, the navy also impounded three dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear used for these illegal acts.

The Naval Detachment Mamunai belonging to the Veththalakerni Naval Deployment in the Northern Naval Command had deployed naval craft and conducted a special operation off Mamunai on April 16.

This operation led to the apprehension of 04 people engaged in illegal diving activities to catch fish and the seizure of one dinghy and unauthorized fishing gear.

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