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Sri Lankan Navy detains eight Indian fishermen for 'illegal fishing'

By Shgun S -- September 20, 2022 2:02 pm -- Updated:September 20, 2022 2:02 pm

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), September 20: The Sri Lankan Navy has apprehended eight Indian fishermen for allegedly engaging in "illegal fishing" in Sri Lankan waters, according to Q branch police.

The fishermen were detained about 22 nautical miles off Jagadapattinam about 10 p.m. on Monday, according to a police statement. The Sri Lankan Navy arrested ten Indian fishermen last month, according to the Sri Lankan fishermen association.

Prior to it, nine fishermen in a boat from Tamil Nadu's coastal district were arrested for trespassing and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen

According to Rameswaram Police, the arrested fishermen from Nagapattinam are being taken to Trincomalee port.

Previously, the Sri Lankan Navy rescued six Indian fishermen who had become stranded after their boat strayed into Lankan seas due to a technical malfunction.

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-PTC News

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