Fishermen in North to gather to prevent Indian trawlers

Fishermen in North to gather to prevent Indian trawlers

August 28, 2011   02:33 pm

Fishermen’s trade unions have decided to gather fisherfolk in the Northern area once again on September 10 in Mannar to discuss methods to prevent Indian fishing trawlers from entering Mannar and Thalaimannar waters.

Officials of fishermen’s trade unions in the North claim that previously around 100 Indian trawlers crossed the maritime boundary around three days a week, however now the situation has aggravated with almost 2000 trawlers entering Lankan waters illegally.

The quantity of fish captured by these Indian trawlers in a day will suffice northern fishermen for a month; the trade unions say while adding that therefore these trawlers must be prevented from venturing into the Northern Sea by any means.

The measures requires for this will be discussed on September 10 when the leaders of fishermen’s trade unions meet.

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