A system is being formulated to send the fish harvest of the fishermen to the market without the intervention of intermediaries. Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame said that the aim is to grant relief to the consumers.
He said that the Police, Navy and the Security Forces have been advised to stop the illegal fishing and the use of illegal fishing gear. The Deputy Minister pledged that he would do his utmost for the welfare of the fishermen.
The Deputy Minister was speaking at a workshop at the Trincomalee Fisheries Harbour. It was organized by the Fisheries Harbour Corporation with assistance from Asian Development Bank.