Navy finds 239 unauthorised fishing nets in Kinniya | Daily News

Navy finds 239 unauthorised fishing nets in Kinniya

Some of the unauthorised fishing nets that were seized.
Some of the unauthorised fishing nets that were seized.

During a joint search conducted by the Navy and Police STF, a person was arrested with 239 unauthorised fishing nets in Maharoof, Kinniya, on Tuesday.

Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command in coordination with the STF personnel of Shardapura carried out the search and arrested the suspect who had made ready the stock of unauthorised fishing nets for sale.

Among the seized items are 114 nets (each 50m in length) and 125 nets (each 100m in length).

The suspects along with the unauthorised fishing nets were handed over to the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries in Trincomalee, for onward action.


 

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