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4 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

Four Nadu fishermen

were arrested by the Sri today for allegedly poaching fish in the island nation's waters, a said here.

The fishermen from Mandapam near here were arrested for poaching in Lanka's territorial waters near Neduntheevu and charged with using banned fishing nets, Fisheries said.

They were taken to Kangesanthurai along with the boat and lodged at the naval base there, he added.

Meanwhile, personnel in four boats chased away Nadu fishermen in 200 boats when they were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits, he said.

The fishermen had to return without a catch.

personnel had on July 5 arrested 12 Nadu fishermen for allegedly fishing near Karainagar in their territorial waters.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 10:45 IST