Vadamaradchchi fishermen have commenced a week long struggle of not going to sea in protest of permits being granted in Colombo for illegal fishing including the fishing for beach de mer , and the failure of the Fisheries Department Officials to prevent such illegal fishing.
This struggle which was commenced at noon on Sunday will continue up to Friday said the Fishermen.
The Fishermen who are registered under the Vadamaradchchi Fishermen Union will not go to sea in this period.
This fishing boycott has been undertaken by the fishermen under the Vamaradchchi Fishermen’s Union, protesting against the granting of permits for illegal fishing methods including the catching of beach de mer in the seas off Vadamaradchchi and demanding the Minister of Fisheries to stop these illegal fishing.
Meanwhile the Vadamaradchchi union has requested all fishermen of the North to support their struggle.