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Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested for poaching in Talaimannar


Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested for poaching in Talaimannar

Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in the Sri Lankan waters in the seas off Talaimannar today.

The arrest comes shortly after the island nation proposed a draconian legislation banning fishing in its territorial waters by foreign trawlers, the Indian media reported.

The Navy also seized two boats used by them and snapped the nets of around 50 boats, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Fishermen’s Association general secretary N.J. Bose said in Rameswaram.

The arrested fishermen were taken to Mannar, he added.

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Norway's research vessel to assist Sri Lanka


Vessel

Norwegian Research Vessel ‘Dr Fridtjof Nansen' will assist Sri Lanka to conduct a stock assessment of marine resources next year, a statement said yesterday.

In a statement, the Norwegian embassy said the planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for the New Norwegian Research vessel to come to Sri Lankan waters in 2018 to carry out a survey on the marine resources. This is part of the technical and institutional cooperation on Fisheries between Norway and Sri Lanka, which was endorsed by the top level political authorities of the two countries.

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77 Indian fishermen released from SL custody


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Sri Lanka Navy today(03 August), facilitated in the repatriation of 77 Indian fishermen, who were released from Sri Lankan custody after detaining them for poaching in the island’s territorial waters.

These fishermen were apprehended in separate arrests made by the Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard in the northern waters, for illegally venturing into Sri Lankan waters and engaging in bottom  trawling, a destructive fishing method. 

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Poaching vessels to face heavy fines under new Act


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The Government plans to impose fines upto Rs.100 million for vessels poaching in Sri Lankan waters and proposals have also been received to increase it up to Rs 175 million.

The Foreign Fisheries Vessels Act to be presented in Parliament this year will solve the issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

“Around 80 percent of the drafting process of the Foreign Fisheries Vessels Act has been completed and it will be presented to Parliament this year, Amaraweera said.

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Navy arrests five Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters


Navy

The naval personnel onboard a Fast Attack Craft in the North Central Naval Command arrested five Indian poachers engaged in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan waters, north of Mannar today (1).

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Increase Palk Bay patrol, Colombo tells New Delhi


Increase Palk Bay patrol, Colombo tells New Delhi

Sri Lanka on Friday asked India to increase the patrol of the Palk Bay to prevent Tamil Nadu fishermen from trespassing into Sri Lankan waters, even as it expressed positive signs on the likely release of detained Indian trawlers.

“The meeting was very useful. We are happy that India is really committed to its assurance of phasing out bottom trawlers and has taken constructive steps.

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