The family members of the arrested fishermen have been taking hand loans from known people to run the family.
At present, disaster warnings are limited to 10-12 km (typical ranges of mobile phones and VHF) off the coast but it was difficult to reach fishermen who they beyond 50 nautical miles.
The fishermen said that detaining eighteen Sri Lankan fishermen by the Indian Coast Guard was not valid because they just sail with the flow of water and follow the wind directions.
All the fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai Naval Camp and are likely to produce Jaffna fisheries later in the day.
Located in the narrow sea dividing the two countries, Katchatheevu has rich marine life in the waters surrounding it.
The fishermen claimed they had crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line due to strong winds and rough seas.
The fishermen, who hail from Tamil Nadu, were taken to the naval base at Elara in Sri Lanka and later handed over to ADF in Jaffna.
The fishermen on board 32 boats were handed over to the ICG by the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) on Tuesday.
Twenty-five fishermen had gone missing after two fishing boats allegedly sank at the confluence of the Haribhanga river.
The fishermen from Nambuthalai in Ramanathapuram district, who had put out to the sea in a country boat on Thursday, were detained near Nedhuntheevu for crossing into the Lankan waters.
Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.