Dec 03, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy arrested 37 Indian fishermen when they were poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the early hours of Monday (December 03).
Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command arrested the Indian fishermen and seized their five Indian fishing vessels in the seas off Eastern coast today.
The vessels and the fishermen have been brought to the Trincomalee Harbor. They will be handed over to the Harbor Police for legal action, Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.
Indian fishermen, mainly from Tamil Nadu, illegally poaching in large scale with trawlers in Sri Lanka's waters, have become a serious threat to the livelihoods of Sri Lankan fishermen.