The 15th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission will be held in Colombo.
The Commission has 28 member countries. The sessions will open on the 18th and continue until the 22nd of this month. The Advisory Committee that met in Colombo yesterday has passed seven resolutions to act jointly to face the developments in the fisheries sector. Joining in a media conference to brief journalists on the initiatives that are to be taken by the Commission, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said every possible action will be taken to mould fishermen of international level to surmount all challenges. He said the international recognition of Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector was weak during the war time. But the situation has changed now and the holding of the conference of Indian Ocean Tuna Commission is evidence for the international recognition Sri Lanka has gained in the fisheries sector. The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission is an intergovernmental organization mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas.