Tough fines imposed on local fisherman who violate maritime borders

Monday, 18 February 2013 - 13:03


The Ministry of Fisheries has decided to impose a fine on local fisherman who violate the island's maritime borders.

According to Deputy Minister of Fisheries Sarath Kumara Gunarathna this measure will be implemented to correspond with international law.

Moreover freshly minted laws would be introduced by the line ministry to curb fishing which is done utilizing banned fishing gear.