Fishermen in the Southern Province today staged a protest demanding a ban on the import of fish and canned fish and to provide a profitable market for the local production of fish. Fisher folk in several areas with the members of their families joined the protest. Pix by Krishan Jeewaka Jayrauk
Tin fish is like one of our national dish, so why band them. So they decide for us what fish we should eat.
perumal Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:59 AM
Oh, my goodness! invoke the Fishermen's Convention (ධීවර ප්රඤප්තිය) introduced by the great leader.
Rohith Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:59 AM
It is time the canning industry take an interest in getting excess fish canned just as the Chinese, Thais and others do We are paying hefty prices for tinned fish and why not get the fish canned and let the people get these at a good price and stop import of canned fish.
mamath Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:36 AM
what to do when "fish decides to come ashore"?
Lankalion Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:31 AM
Instead of wasting that fish and throwing it away, they would have made some profit by selling it.
Import substitution and protectionism is not the way forward for economic growth. Fishermen need to organise themselves better to be competitve and make larger profits. Form larger fishing associations or companies, have better storing facilities to reduce wastage.
siri Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:32 AM
Everyone wants protection against imports. Why do we produce items that we are are not competitive in? In the end of it, a few people benefit from producing goods at high prices as they are inefficient while the rest of the country suffers as there is no cheaper alternative. Why is it that a few people benefit and the rest lose out?
mamath Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:49 AM
Govt can request and/or buy over people..not fish
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