Prof. Soosai has pointed out the fishermen who undertake fishing in the Mangroves areas of Mannar are destroying the Mangroves.
The stems of the Mangroves which are cut by some fishermen in the Thallady area of Mannar District are being submerged in water and fish that gather around them are caught using Dynamite.
Several thousands of fish have been destroyed in this manner and fish detrimental to health are being sold in the market.
By this activity, the Mangroves will be destroyed on a large scale and deserts will result and small fishlets will be also destroyed by the dynamite fishing.
While saying that the beach seine fishing and seine fishing are being drastically affected, he also requested the Governor to control the destruction of Mangroves.