Advisory issued against seafood consumption in NorthEast

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 January 2005, 13:21 GMT]
The Thamileelam Health Services Department Saturday advised the people of the North East province not to eat seafood until further notice as the sea is highly polluted after Tsunami, which hit the coastal areas of the island from northeast and south. Tsunami killed about thirty thousand people and about six thousand are still missing.

The warning has been issued amid reports of dead bodies of missing persons and animals being found floating in several parts of the sea along the northeast coast, Vanni sources said.

Meanwhile, fish sale in markets in the province has plummettedl causing fisher families to seek refuge in shelters set up to accommodate Tsunami victims as they have no other alternative to earn for their existence.

Fisheries industry in the northeast has been hit very badly following Tsunami.

More people are choosing meat or vegetable instead of fish, social activists said.

Hundreds of fishing boats have been destroyed in the calamity forcing the fisher families to totally rebuild their lives from scratch, fisheries sources said.

 

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