Hundreds of sea snakes caught in fishing nets

2017-12-03 14:50:37

Hundreds of sea snakes were found trapped in fishing nets at Nawaladi in Batticaloa this morning, fishermen in the area said.

They said they were finding it difficult to continue with their livelihood because of the rough seas and the incident with the sea snakes.

According to reports a large number of sea snakes had been caught in the wake of the 2004 tsunami as well.

However, some residents said the sea snakes were really a species of eels and that the adverse weather conditions might have triggered their exodus towards the fishing nets.

The frightened fishermen asked the authorities to look into this matter. (Tl Jawferkhan)


  Comments - 10

  • expatriate Sunday, 3 December 2017 15:17

    May be they are returning after the war.

    Reply : 2       19

    Fisherman Monday, 4 December 2017 08:07

    Seeking asylum?

    Reply : 1       14

    damithw Sunday, 3 December 2017 16:25

    Eels : expensive food in Europe, Japan, China, and even in North America,.. We even cant afford , a 1 Lb of Eels. What is wrong with this Sri lankans.. Complain for everything . Export these eels to China and US make some money . God send some gold to this poor people..use the opportunity

    Reply : 19       31

    Naduni silva Monday, 4 December 2017 21:21

    It's not a matter about making moneyThis happened in 2004 and the srilankans are so aware of things to happenIf u find ways to get money and not mind about the disasters,there's no point of living Prevention is always better than cure

    Reply : 0       10

    Yummy Sunday, 3 December 2017 21:09

    Sea snake recipe available on the internet.

    Reply : 8       30

    Dalu Banda Sunday, 3 December 2017 22:12

    An indication of a big Tsunami in December ?

    Reply : 20       18

    SAM SPARROW Sunday, 3 December 2017 22:24

    There are a lot happen in Batti than snakes caught

    Reply : 1       20

    Ajja Monday, 4 December 2017 08:50

    Our people are not frogs in the well knows only Fish in the waters...

    Reply : 1       12

    Said Mohammad Monday, 4 December 2017 12:31

    Please make a note that Sea Snakes are not Eels.Some of the Sea Snakes have highly toxic venom and if bitten by one of these the person needs immediate medical attention. If they are Sea Snakes do not play with them.

    Reply : 0       12

    patkerr Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:57

    A large number of Sea Snakes were caught in fishing nets around Batticaloa, Kalladi and Nawaladi. fishing reel

    Reply : 0       0

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