The Mulaitheevu fishermen have brought to the notice of the Co-Chairs Coordinating Committee that their fishing have been drastically affected by the illegal fishing methods of the Southern fishermen.
The representatives of the fishermen who attended the meeting held on Monday complained as above.
“Our normal fishing is affected by the transgressive and illegal fishing methods of the southern Fishermen. Recently, the Minister of Fisheries said that Light fishing is banned and whoever engaging in it will be arrested. However the southern fishermen are still continuing the illegal fishing method.”, they said.
Minister Rishad said the District Secretary, NPC Minister of Fisheries, Officials of Fisheries Department, and the fishermen will get together and find a solution for this.