Coast Guard apprehends Lankan boat off Indian waters

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 00:05

Chennai: A Sri Lankan boat has been
apprehended by the Coast Guard off Tamil Nadu and Andhra
Pradesh coast for violating the Indian Exclusive Economic
Zone, as part of an anti-poaching operation involving ships
and aircraft.

The boat, carrying 600 kg of tuna, has since been brought
to Chennai by the Coast Guard for handing over to police
authorities, an official press release said.

However, it did not state when the boat was caught or
whether any fishermen were on board.

The release said that in the last six months, a total of
79 boats, carrying 413 fishermen had been apprehended and a
total of 53,040 kg of fish catch seized.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 00:05

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