Minister appoints committee to inquire into fishing industry issues

Minister appoints committee to inquire into fishing industry issues

Minister appoints committee to inquire into fishing industry issues

Written by Staff Writer

20 Mar, 2015 | 9:03 am

Minister of Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera has appointed a six- member committee to inquire into issues plaguing the fishing industry including the use of banned fishing methods.

Accordingly, issues pertaining to the fishing industry will be looked into between  March 23  April 22 in fourteen districts. He said:

A number of issues have cropped up with regard to the fishing industry Sri Lankan waters and beyond especially with regard to the fishing methods. A special committee has been appointed to inquire into the issues plaguing the fishing industry.

Also, the issues that need to be addressed by this committee have to be sent to the office at the Department of fisheries. Thereafter, the officials of the department will visit the locations, investigate issues and provide a solution.

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