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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Eleven Indian fishermen arrested for ‘illegal’ fishing

Colombo, 21 November, (

The Sri Lankan navy on Saturday arrested 11 Rameswaram fishermen along with their trawlers and detained by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching.

They were found illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters northwest, off the coast of Jaffna’s Delft islet, the Sri Lanka Navy said.

Around 3,500 fishermen in 634 boats had put out to sea from Rameswaram on the other day.

They were fishing on the high seas when the navy from Kankesanthurai arrested them. They are likely to be produced before the courts in Kayts.

- Asian Tribune -

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