The Coast Guard (Eastern) region has apprehended ten Sri Lankan fishermen for allegedly fishing in Indian waters and seized two Lankan fishing boats from them.
The boats 'Chejana' and 'Kulanputha' were seized about 120 km from Kakinada late last night, an official release said.
Adding that the boats had 5,000 kg of fish onboard altogether, it said the two vessels were being taken to the Kakinada Port for handing over to the police. This is the eighth such apprehension of Sri Lankan fishermen and boats in 2011, the release said. Till date, 17 boats with 84 crew and 18,900 kg of fish have been apprehended, the release said. Press Trust of India