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Court Orders Confiscation of Sri Lankan Fishing Boat for Illegal Fishing

The Maldivian Civil Court has ordered the confiscation of a neighboring Sri Lankan fishing boat for illegal fishing in Maldivian waters.
In addition, Civil Court Judge Ahmed Rasheed fined the ship's owner, PSS Fernando, 700,000 MVR for violating international law.
The court ordered the owner of the fishing boat, “Sudhisa Putha 2,” to pay the fine within 14 days for attempting to illegally fish in Maldivian territory.
In addition to a fine and confiscation of the vessel, the judgment also ordered the handover of all equipment used in the illegal fishing to the Ministry of Fisheries.