Bodies of Indian Fishermen handed over to Indian Coast Guard

Bodies of Indian Fishermen handed over to Indian Coast Guard

Bodies of Indian Fishermen handed over to Indian Coast Guard

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jan, 2021 | 10:35 pm

The 04 corpses of fishermen of the sunken Indian fishing trawler who had died on the 18th were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard.

A Newsfirst team visited the area to investigate the accident that took place in the Sri Lankan waters northwest of the Delft Island.

Meanwhile, Navy Media Spokesman Indika De Silva said, that the bodies were handed over at 10.30 a.m. today.

The post mortem examinations of the bodies were conducted yesterday at the Jaffna Teaching hospital.

It was confirmed that they had died due to drowning.

The bodies were taken to Kotteipattinam in India at around 3 pm today after being handed over to the Indian Coast Guard.

Meanwhile, the protest organized by the Paman Tamil Nadu Fishermen’s Association in Kachchativu, in response to the matter, this has been temporarily suspended.

However, according to a survey, commissioned by the National Aquatic Resources Agency in 2018, and supported by Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) showed a plummeting of the fish stock to around 53,000 tonnes.

In the last fisheries stock survey, carried out from 1978 to 1980, it was estimated that fish resources at the seabed level were likely between 250,000 and 350,000 tonnes.

Fishermen in the North allege that the fish stock they capture during the course of a month, is captured by Indian fishermen during a day.

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