Tamil Diplomat

Northern Fishermen should prepare themselves for Modern Fishing Methods. Minister of Fisheries in Jaffna

A discussion was held yesterday between the Minister of Fisheries and the representatives of the Fishermen of Jaffna District at the Secretariat of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Jaffna.

Commenting after the discussion the Minister said that, The Fishermen of the Northern Province should prepare themselves for modern fishing methods. Point Pedro harbor will be built on a large scale, this year. A boat building facility will be established in Karainagar. Jetties at Mathagal, Valalai, Inpasiddy,  and Thondamanaru will be renovated.

As the developments are to be undertaken continuously, the fishermen here should work in cooperation and get them ready for the modern fishing methods he said.