7 fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

  • PTI, Rameswaram
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 15:01 IST

Seven fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested on Tuesday by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.

The seven, part of groups of fishermen who put out to sea from Rameswaram, have been taken to Talaimannar in northern Sri Lanka, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President T Sesuraja said.

The arrest came on the first day of fishermen resuming their work after the end of a 45-day-long annual fish breeding season ban on fishing using mechanised boats.

Sesuraja said the other fishermen who returned to the shores got a good harvest of prawns and other varieties of fish.

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