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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 5 more Indian fishermen in northern waters, seizes trawler
Tue, Jul 5, 2022, 11:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested another five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seized a trawler Monday evening (July 04) for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lanka’s northern waters off the Analaitivu Island.

The Navy has deployed a Fast Attack Craft of the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla (4 FAF), attached to the Northern Naval Command to chase away those Indian trawlers from Sri Lankan waters, after having spotted them poaching off the Analaitivu Island.

The Navy seized an Indian trawler with 05 Indian fishermen and their fishing gear, for poaching in the island’s waters.

In a similar operation carried out on 03rd July, the Navy seized another Indian trawler with 12 fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Point Pedro. Accordingly, both Indian poaching vessels and 17 Indian fishermen have been produced for onward legal proceedings. Meanwhile, the Navy is determined to carry out regular operations to protect the country’s fishery resources and livelihood of the local fishing community.


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