Ten Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers were arrested by the Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday.
The Navy said the fishermen were arrested by the Northern Naval Command during a patrol conducted in the northwestern sea area of the Delft island.
“The group of Indian fishermen were poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters when the apprehension was made. Subsequently, the arrested fishermen were escorted to SLNS ‘Uththara’ and the seized trawlers were brought to SLNS ‘Elara’” the Navy said.
They would be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward action.