Aware­ness pro­gramme on il­le­gal fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for fisheries com­mu­nity

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS/CLASSIFIED­S -

An aware­ness pro­gramme on il­le­gal fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties or­ga­nized by the Sri Lanka Navy for the fisheries com­mu­nity was held in the ter­ri­to­rial area of South­ern Naval Com­mand on June 7.

An aware­ness pro­gramme in­tended for ed­u­cat­ing the fisher folk about the dis­ad­van­tages caused to the ocean and coastal belt by il­le­gal fish­ing mea­sures, is be­ing con­ducted by the Navy un­der the di­rec­tives and su­per­vi­sion of the Com­man­der of the Navy Vice Ad­mi­ral Piyal De Silva.

As a part of this pro­gramme, aware­ness ses­sions in South­ern Naval Com­mand have been planned to be con­ducted within two weeks, un­der the guid­ance of Com­man­der South­ern Naval Area Rear Ad­mi­ral Kas­s­apa Paul. Dur­ing this pro­gramme fish­ing com­mu­nity is made aware of the Fisheries law, Gazettes/ Acts/ Or­di­nances re­lated to fish­ing, Il­le­gal fish­ing mea­sures, Mis­cel­la­neous il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties and pun­ish­ments and rules re­lated to use of ex­plo­sive for fish­ing. Fur­ther, it is ex­pected to aware the fish­er­men about the pre­cau­tion­ary ac­tions taken by the SL Navy to avert the il­le­gal fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. Ac­cord­ingly, aware­ness pro­grammes were held at Do­dan­duwa Fisheries har­bour premises, at Divi­sional Sec­re­tar­iat-weligama and at Galle Fisheries har­bour premises.

Th­ese pro­grammes are re­sourced by the Pub­lic Re­la­tion Of­fi­cers of SLNS Dak­shina, SLNS Nipuna and the Fisheries In­spec­tors in the re­gion.

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