Restriction on fishing will continue in Jaffna peninsula – SLN

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 August 2009, 07:19 GMT]
Jaffna Government Agent, K. Ganesh, quoting Northern Region Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Admiral, sent a circular to local media Friday informing that the fishing restriction imposed in areas close to SLN base in Kaangkeasanththu’rai, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zones (HSZ) and areas along the runways and flight routes of aircrafts will continue. Detailed information about the places where fishing restriction is in force, however, was not given by SLN authorities and the fishermen have to obtain the information from their local SLA and SLN authorities, the circular said.

fishing in Jaffna
Already, fishermen are not allowed to fish one km from the SLN base in Kaangeasanththu’rai and the vast area from Valveddiththu’rai and Mayiliddi upto Cheanthaangku’lam.

Now instructions have been announced that fishermen going fishing in the nights should leave before 6:00 p.m and can only return after 6:00 a.m the following day.

The fishermen should have lights on their boats during night fishing and the trawlers should have radar lights, according to the instructions.

The sea area near the runways in I’lavaalai and Palaali and the flight routes of aircrafts from these airbases are also forbidden for fishing.

The fishing restrictions in the above mentioned areas will be strictly enforced, GA’s circular further said.


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