Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) has seized nine Indian fishing boats and apprehended 55 fishermen off Jakhau coast near the international border, a fishermen's body claimed on Sunday.

"The PMSA intercepted nine fishing boats yesterday in the international waters off Jakhau coast near Jamnagar. Fifty-five fishermen apprehended by the agency were sent to Karachi," National Fish Workers' Forum general secretary Manish Lodhari said.

The boats were from Porbandar and the fishermen hailed from Gujarat, he said. This is the second such incident within a week when Indian fishermen were taken away by PMSA.

Seventeen Indian fishermen were apprehended and as many fishing trawlers were seized by the Pak agency last Wednesday. Incidentally, the Indian Coast Guard had, on March 09, arrested 21 Pakistani fishermen off Jakhau coast for illegally intruding into Indian waters and seized their three fishing trawlers.


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