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Fishermen arrested for using banned fishing gear

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 18:50

Fishermen arrested for using banned fishing gear

The Sri Lanka Navy has succeeded in apprehending a group of fishermen engaged in fishing using banned fishing gear.
This group of fishermen had ventured into the sea from the Ambalangoda fishing harbour. The raid was carried out by officials of the Galle District office of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in collaboration with the Navy.
Eleven fishermen were taken into custody along with the illegal fishing gear and equipment. The Galle District Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department said that the value of the trawler and the fishing gear was over three million rupees.
Further investigations are being pursued in this connection.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 18:50