In March, the Sri Lankan Army had seized 5 fishing vessels and 54 Indian nationals for poaching.
The Sri Lankan Army has arrested 23 Indian fishermen and seized two trawlers for allegedly poaching within the nation’s territorial waters, an legitimate remark stated on Thursday.
The Army arrested the fishermen off the coast of Vettilaikeni within the northern province’s level Pedro house.
“Taking into consideration the affect of international fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters at the native fishing group and the sustainability of fishery assets of Sri Lanka, the Army is accomplishing common patrols in addition to operations to curb unlawful fishing actions in island waters,” the Army stated in a remark.
The operation additionally resulted in the seizure of fishing equipment from the ones vessels, used for unlawful fishing practises referred to as ‘backside trawling’, and a inventory of fish stuck via the similar fishing manner.
In March, the Army had seized 5 fishing vessels and 54 Indian nationals for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
The Army stated, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the seizure of international fishing vessels turned into restricted and the arrestees have been repatriated.
The Army will proceed to hold out common patrols in Sri Lankan waters adhering to the COVID-19 protocols, to stop unlawful fishing practices and different unlawful acts via international fishermen, with a view to give protection to the fishery assets claimed via Sri Lanka and protected the livelihood of native fishermen, the discharge added.