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Northern fisher folk to protest against Indian trawling

Aug 29, 2011 3:38:17 PM - www.ft.lk

The fisher folk of the North are to gather on 10 September to discuss methods to prevent Indian fishing trawlers from entering Mannar and Talaimannar waters. Fishermen’s trade unions have decided to gather fisher folk in the North for this meeting.

Fishermen’s Trade Unions in the North claim that around 100 Indian trawlers crossed the maritime boundary around three days a week earlier, and the situation has now aggravated, with almost 2000 trawlers entering Sri Lankan waters illegally.

They said that the mass haul of fish being carried away by the Indian fishermen deprives them of fishing opportunities and the quantity of fish captured by the Indian trawlers in a day will be enough for the northern fishermen for a month. They said that these trawlers must be prevented from venturing into the Northern Sea by any means. (news.lk)

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