May 11, Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has apprehended 11 Sri Lankan fishermen on two trawlers, who were found fishing inside the Indian Maritime Boundary.
The Coast Guard reportedly apprehended the Sri Lankan fishermen and seized their 2 trawlers containing two metric tons of fish 120 nautical miles in Indian waters between Sriharikota and Pulicat on Friday night.
According to the Indian police the Sri Lankan fishermen had entered the Indian waters a few days ago.
Indian Coast Guard has alerted the police and was bringing the fishermen and the boats to Chennai Harbor. They are expected to be produced in court and likely to be remanded.
The Coast Guard on May 7 had apprehended 31 Sri Lankan fishermen at Nagayalanka in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh for trespassing into Indian waters.
The Sri Lankan fishermen representatives are to hold the second round of talks on fisheries issue with the Tamil Nadu fishermen on Monday, May 12.
A senior Sri Lankan Fisheries Ministry official said talks will be held despite the arrests of Sri Lankan fishermen by the Indian authorities.