Special plan rolled out for fisheries industry amidst COVID-19

Special plan rolled out for fisheries industry amidst COVID-19

Special plan rolled out for fisheries industry amidst COVID-19

Written by Staff Writer

26 Oct, 2020 | 12:34 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Authorities have rolled out a special plan to allow fish stocks in harbours shut due to COVID-19 fears, to be directed to the market.

“We hope to continue operations in all 21 fishing harbours in Sri Lanka under certain limitations,” state fisheries minister Kanchana Wijesekera said.

He noted that retail sale of fish would be halted and that wholesale trading would only be allowed to take place, upon the request of health authorities.

“Fishermen will be allowed to go to sea if they do not display symptoms of an illness, if they have undergone PCR tests, and if they are not contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster,” Wijesekara noted.

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