Illegal fishing net cache raided in Mannar


A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with Police in Uppukulam, Mannar on 27 March, led to the confiscation of 1,418kg of unauthorised monofilament fishing nets hidden in a house and the arrest of one suspect.

The Navy conducts routine operations to curb illegal fishing practices which use unauthorised fishing nets. 

It is believed that the nets may have been stored away to be sold to people who used them for illegal fishing practices.

The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old resident of Irukkulampiddi, Mannar. The suspect, together with the unauthorised fishing nets, was handed over to the Mannar Police for onward investigations.