Over 3,300 TN fish­er­men chased away by Lankan Navy per­son­nel

The Hitavada - - 2ND FRONTPAGE -

OVER 3,300 Tamil Nadu fish­er­men were al­legedly chased away by Sri Lankan Navy while they were fish­ing near Katchatheevu, a fish­er­men as­so­ci­a­tion leader said here on Thurs­day.

The fish­er­men, who put out to sea in over 540 mech­a­nised boats on Wed­nes­day night, were poach­ing fish near Katchatheevu when the navy per­son­nel came in five boats and drove them away, Rameswaram Fish­er­men As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent S Emerit said.

He also al­leged that the navy men snapped the fish­ing nets of 20 boats and the fish­er­men had to re­turn to the shore with­out a catch.

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