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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 12:46
Fisheries Act to be amended
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The draft to amend the Fisheries Act will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow (Jan. 24).
 
It will ensure regulation of foreign fisheries vessels.
 
The Ministry of Fisheries said that the amendments are aimed at prohibiting illegal fishing and to ensure country's fisheries resources are protected.
 
It has also proposed to increase the fine on illegal fishing vessels.
 
Accordingly, the fine has been increased from Rs. 1.5 million to Rs. 175 million.
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