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3,000 TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

More than 3,000 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who had put out to sea in 460 mechanised boats, were today chased away by the Sri when they were allegedly near islet, Fisheries Department officials here said.

The personnel also warned the fishermen from Rameswaram not to poach fish near and snapped the nets of 10 boats, A Manikandan said.

Later, the personnel asked the fishermen to take back the snapped nets and warned them not to venture near the islet, he added.

Seven fishermen were arrested on February 8 by the Lankan navy, which also snapped the nets of at least 50 vessels while they were allegedly near islet.

On February 6, more than 1,500 fishermen were chased away by the Sri while they were allegedly fishing close to

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 13:30 IST
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