Sunday, October 25, 2015

29 #Srilankan nationals held for poaching in Indian waters

After a hot pursuit Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari apprehended two Sri Lankan trawlers namely Holy Cross III and VI along with 29 Srilankan nationals at 04:30 PM on 24th Oct in Lakshadweep waters for poaching of endangered marine species, sea cucumber.This is the first such poaching incident in the year 2015.Both the Srilankan fishing boats are being escorted to New Mangalore, being the nearest designated port, for handing over to local police for further legal actions.

Earlier, Twenty-four more Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Navy near Talaimannar on 24th Oct for allegedly entering territorial waters of Sri Lanka and fishing illegally.