Fishermen said increased amounts fish varieties are being caught by the in recent days, in the sea areas of Jaffna Peninsula. The Department of Fisheries and aqua resources said in the catch is due to the weather changes that occurred recently. More fish are being caught in nets of the Fishermen of Kurunagar, Pasaiyoor, Mandaitheevu and Pannai areas.
Oddi, Ora and Arukkula are caught in large amounts. As fish are brought in large amounts to fairs, their prices have dropped in the Markets. At the same time Cooler vehicles are purchasing and taking lot of fish to Colombo.
Fish traders from south are taking mainly Arrukkula variety to the South.