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Six Indian fishermen nabbed for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

12 July 2019 - 48   - 2

Six Indian fishermen who had been poaching in Sri Lankan waters have been arrested today (Jul 12).

A medical test will be conducted on the fishermen before handing them over to the Jaffna Fisheries Inspectors Office for legal action, Navy noted.

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  • Ralahamy Friday, 12 July 2019 05:05 PM

    I have an idea. Please confiscate these boats and equipment and distribute among Sri Lankan fishermen. This will stop illegal Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lnka waters, it will also help our fishermen to engage in fishing activities and earn a living. This action will serve dual purpose.

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    Mr X Friday, 12 July 2019 10:24 PM

    You are crazy! These boats are harmful to the seabed. They deplete marine life 100 times faster than it's reproduction rate. There's a reason why our fishermen aren't allowed these "trawlers" as they are called. Currently what we are doing is arresting the fishermen and then releasing the fishermen back to India, but detaining their boats indefinitely which I think is the way to go until both governments come together to address this issue and provide a permanent solution.

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