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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 12:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy on Monday night has arrested 50 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters, Indian media reported.

A Naval Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested the 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal along with their seven fishing trawlers when they were poaching well within Sri Lankan waters North of Point Pedro (PPD) and Kovilam bay area on 28th July 2014, the Navy said.

The arrested fishermen have been handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Kankasanthurai for legal proceedings.

This is the second time this week that Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Lankan navy.

Sri Lanka Navy on July 22 arrested 38 fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram on two separate occasions along with their nine fishing trawlers when they were engaged in poaching well within Sri Lankan waters.

Despite the frequent arrests by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters, Tamil Nadu fishermen continue to violate the IMBL and poach in the island's territorial waters.

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