SLN reintroduces pass system for fishing in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 August 2010, 20:25 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has reintroduced pass system for fishing under which the fishermen have to obtain the pass to go fishing in Trincomalee district. Six months ago SLN had completely lifted the pass system. Now all fishermen engaged in shore fishing and deep sea fishing have been instructed to obtain pass before leaving to sea, fisheries society sources in Trincomalee said. The Sinhalese fishermen, however, engaged in deep sea fishing are allowed to fish without any restriction, the sources added.

The reintroduction of pass system has seriously affected the Tamil and Muslim fishermen residing in coastal areas and villages in the Trincomalee district.

 

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