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Eleven persons apprehended for engaging in illegal fishing

A group of naval personnel attached to the Northwestern Naval Command apprehended 11 persons for engaging in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing nets in the sea area of Singapadu, Kalpitiya yesterday (05).

The naval personnel also seized 02 unauthorized fishing nets, 4 dinghies and 2,487 kg of illegally caught fish during the arrest.

The apprehended persons along with their belongings were handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Puttalam for legal action.

Meanwhile, another 13 persons and 4 dinghies belonging to them were held by the Navy for engaging in illegal fishing in the same area on February 2.

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