11 fishermen arrested with banned nets

Naval personnel attached to the Southern Naval Command with the assistance of Fisheries Inspectors arrested 11 fishermen for using unauthorized fishing nets, in the sea area three nautical miles off Ambalangoda yesterday morning (11th January).

 Along with the fishermen four unauthorized fishing nets, a dinghy, a canoe and several other items were taken into naval custody. The apprehended persons, together with their belongings, were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Galle for legal action, Navy headquarters said.

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