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8 arrested for unlawful harvesting of sea cucumber

The Army apprehended 08 individuals for his or her involvement in unlawful harvesting of sea cucumber, throughout a seek operation performed within the sea and seashore spaces of Nagar Kovil, Kilinochchi on 08th April 2024. The operation additionally resulted in the seizure of 540 illegally harvested sea cucumbers, 04 dinghies and diving equipment.

The Army conducts common operations within the coastal and sea spaces of the island with the intention to suppress unlawful fishing actions carried out through other folks with scant regard against accountable fishing practices.

In continuation of those efforts, Naval Detachment Mamunai and Nagar Kovil belonging to the Naval Detachment Veththalakerni within the Northern Naval Command fastened this operation within the sea and seashore spaces of Nagar Kovil. The quest operation resulted within the apprehension of the 08 folks engaged in unlawful harvesting of sea cucumber and confiscation of 540 illegally harvested sea cucumbers, 04 dinghies and diving equipment.

The suspects held on this operation have been known as citizens of Mannar, who’re from 27 to 60 years of age. The accused in conjunction with seized pieces have been passed over to the place of work of Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Assets, Jaffna for onward prison motion.

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