Sri Lanka arrests fishermen

Illegal fishing a huge regional issue.

50 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

COLOMBO: Nearly 50 Indian fishermen were arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters.

The Indian fishermen were on board 12 trawlers. They have been accused of indulging in bottom trawling which is outlawed in Sri Lanka, Naval spokesman Commander Chaminda Walakuluge said.

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