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Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 14:47
Fine on encroaching fishermen to be increased
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Ministry of Fisheries says the fine which is imposed on overseas fishing vessels that encroach the Sri Lankan waters will be increased to Rs. 150 million.

A Ministry spokesperson said this is still under discussion. He said it would minimize the bottom trawling adopted by those vessels.

He added that a final decision will be taken following a high-level fisheries sector discussion which commenced in New Delhi today (14).

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