Youth nabbed with nearly 1,500kg of unauthorized fishing nets

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Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (27) seized 1,418k kilograms of unauthorized monofilament fishing nets stashed in a house at Uppuuklam in Mannar.

A 25-year-old youth was also arrested during the raid, and was handed over to the Mannar Police along with the illegal nets.

It is believed that the seized nets were stashed away to be sold to persons involved in illegal fishing practices.