According to sources, a group of fishermen from Keechan Kuppam set out to sea from the Nagapattinam harbour
On Saturday afternoon, fishermen from Veerampattinam village attempted to prevent Nalavadu fishermen from fishing with purse seine nets and a clash broke out between them at sea.
The representatives from the districts of Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Puducherry, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Chennai, and Thiruvallur.
The Lankan naval personnel also damaged fishing nets in 25 boats, while they were involved in fishing near Katchatheevu late last night, he said.
When fishermen, who had set out for fishing in as many as 597 boats, Lankan navy personnel chased them away at gunpoint on Saturday night and "cut the nets up each costing about one lakh rupees."
Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visits cyclone-hit areas in Kanyakumari district
The governor, who undertook a visit of the affected areas here, said a census of missing fishermen and affected families was being taken by the officials who were accompanying him.