Fishing ban lifted in East coast sea

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 June 2009, 12:44 GMT]
Fishing ban and restriction in the eastern coast sea in force for more than two decades has been lifted with immediate effect. Presidential Senior Advisor and parliamentarian Mr. Basil Rajapakse Sunday informed the fisheries associations in the districts of Trincomalee and Batticaloa that fishing is allowed through out day and night in eastern cost without any restriction.

Fishermen are now allowed to use 25 Horse Power engine fitted fishing crafts for fishing.

Basil Rajapaksa issued the instruction to this effect Sunday with the approval of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Till Sunday fishermen in the eastern districts were allowed shore fishing limited hours in the early morning and deep sea fishing was not allowed due to 'security' reason.

 

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