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Jul 22, 2017

Fish brought to SL illegally? Featured

Fishermen charge that fish is being unloaded at the Uswatakeiyawa fishing harbour from an illegally documented Thailand vessel.

This vessel is said to be collecting fish stocks from other vessels in the open sea and supplying fish to the Global fish exporting company in Uswatakeiyawa.

While the Lanka Fisheries Corporation has to get 10% of this fish stock, it is reported that they do not honour this commitment.

The fishermen charge that the owner of this company, together with the Fisheries Ministry Director General and Secretary are misleading the fisheries Minister as well.  

Due to such irregularities, Sri Lanka was banned from exporting fish to the European Union and this government had to take great efforts to regain entry to the EU.

 

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