Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan naval personnel arrested another 30 Indian fishermen Thursday and seized eight trawlers for poaching in Sri Lanka's territorial waters.
Sri Lanka Navy said today that Navy and Coast Guard craft on routine patrol arrested 30 Indian fishermen and seized 8 Indian trawlers engaged in illegal fishing in the northern seas.
The fishermen were taken into custody in the Sri Lankan waters approximately 5 nautical miles east of Analathivu, the Navy said.
The arrested fishermen have been brought to Kankasanthurai harbor to be handed over to the Assistant DFAR Director in Jaffna for legal action.
The Navy arrested 110 Indian fishermen and seized 15 of their trawlers yesterday for invading Sri Lankan waters off Foul Point in the Eastern seas and brought them to Trincomalee Fisheries Harbor.