Stern action will be instituted against fishermen using illegal gear. Addressing a meeting at the Habaraduwa Fisheries Centre, the Minister revealed of initiatives that would be taken to the dismantling of illegal constructions in the coastal belt.
He told the fishermen that they are aware that the use of this illegal gear is banned in the country, and if fishermen continue to use these prohibited fishing fear, dire action would be instituted against them. The law applies to the entire country, including the North and East. He emphasized that he would not contribute to the destruction of fishery resources.