Minister of Fisheries Rajitha Senaratne has said that stringent action will be taken against the fishermen who use illegal fishing gear. Assistance of the Navy will be sought.
The Minister said that the Navy will be deployed in the seas for this purpose. It is only a handful that is using illegal fishing gear. He said that assistance will be provided for the fishermen to use “Ma-del”.
He expressed this view while addressing the 34th anniversary function of the All Ceylon Madel Fisheries Cooperative Society. He said that facilities will be provided for the fishermen to engage in fishing in the international seas without confining themselves within the Sri Lankan maritime boundaries.