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Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram’s request to the Indian Central Government to ban bottom trawling in Sri Lankan waters.

In a statement the minister said they would give their fullest support to Ms. Jayaram decision to allow Indian fishermen to confine their fishing using long liners instead of bottom trawling.

“Sri Lankan waters have already become a dead sea with the impact of bottom trawling resorted to by Indian fisherman. This illegal method of fishing is a threat to the aquatic resources. Even the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) have confirmed it,” he added.

Meanwhile, the minister  said he appreciated this move which has been internationally approved and the Sri Lankan Government would assist with financial support in case it was necessary.

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  • ANTON Tuesday, 02 August 2016 01:50 PM

    EITHER TOP OR BOTTOM WE DON'T WANT INDIAN FISHERMEN TO FISH IN SRILANKAN WATERS.

    CHANA Wednesday, 03 August 2016 06:16 AM

    have a backbone man and say bottom trawling or not NO entering our waters now you want to give financial support too via DM Android App

    Aba Jayasekera Tuesday, 02 August 2016 03:30 PM

    Perfectly correct

    waco Tuesday, 02 August 2016 03:49 PM

    Very correct.

    Cobra Wednesday, 03 August 2016 07:38 AM

    Of course it applies only to Tamil Nadu waters and their fishermen are welcome to use them in Sri Lankan waters!!!


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