Written by Tharushan Fernando
19 Apr, 2016 | 8:12 pm
Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Mahinda Amaraweera says, he expects a positive response in the coming days, with regard to overturning the European Union fisheries import ban on Sri Lanka.
The European Union banned fish imports from Sri Lanka about a year ago, citing that the authorities had failed to address the use of illegal fishing methods.
Prior to the ban, Sri Lanka was exporting fish worth 77 million euros per annum, to European nations. Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and England were among the key markets for Sri Lankan fish exports.
“Our Ministry commenced a major program to overturn the import ban imposed by Europe” said the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development, Mahinda Amaraweera who explained that the government, the President and the Prime Minister were committed to this the results are now seen and within the coming week, the fisheries communities of the country will hear some good news.
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