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* Sri Lanka fisheries authorities and navy to act against local fishermen using illegal fishing methods
Mon, Oct 21, 2013, 11:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 21, Colombo: Fisheries authorities in Sri Lanka together with the Navy plan to take action against local fishermen for using illegal methods for fishing.

Navy personnel in the East had last week arrested local fishermen who were fishing using 'hambili del' or purse seine nets meant for deep sea fishing.

The Naval personnel attached to SLN Dockyard of the Eastern Naval Command on Saturday arrested 24 persons with four fiber glass dinghies using purse seine nets in the seas off Dutch Bay in Trincomalee.

Earlier in the week the Navy arrested 89 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing in the same area.

Director General of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department, Nimal Hettiarachchi says that using this type of nets within a radius of 7 kilometers offshore is illegal.

He said these nets could only be used in the deep sea with the permission from the Department.

Hettiarachchi added that some fishermen also use another illegal fishing method by using Purse Seine nets in the night guided by powerful lights, which is known as 'light course.' Another method is the use of dynamite to capture fish.

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