The TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran yesterday submitted a draft act to ban mechanized Trawlers in the seas of Sri Lanka, in Parliament. This draft insist amendment to the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act 2 of 1996, said Sumanthiran while submitting the draft. Bringing amendments in the Acts granting permission for Trawling activities, keeping nets, purchasing importing nets for trawling and indicating the actions to be taken for contravening these standard are insisted by this draft, he said.
If this Act is implemented deep sea trawling will be banned and will be considered as an offence, he further said.