Monday, November 29, 1999

Coast Guard apprehends 33 Lankan fishermen, seizes 6 boats

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Chennai, Jun 16 (PTI) Thirty-three Sri Lankan fishermen were apprehended and six boats seized by the Coast Guard off Cuddalore and Nagapattinam coasts during regular anti-poaching operations, officials said. "Coast Guard Dornier aircraft along with Indian Coast Guard vessels conducted a thorough search in adjoining sea on June 14 to June 16 and apprehended six Sri Lankan boats with 33 Sri Lankan crew on board," an official release here said. The boats were apprehended for illegally fishing in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, it said, adding that around 1,750 kg of fish were seized during the operation.

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