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Navy seizes Indian fishing vessels poaching in Sri Lankan waters

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COLOMBO (News 1st); A special operation conducted by the Navy in seas east of Point Pedro and Vettilaikeni on 13th October 2021 led to the seizure of 2 Indian fishing vessels poaching in Sri Lankan waters, with 23 Indian fishers aboard.Taking into account the impact of foreign fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters on the local fishing community and the sustainability of fishery resources of Sri Lanka, the Navy is conducting regular patrols as well as operations to curb illegal fishing activities in the island waters.In this special operation, Fast Attack Craft of the 04th Fast Attack Craft Flotilla (4 FAF) and Inshore Patrol Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command took hold of 2 Indian fishing vessels along with 23 Indian fishers.

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