The Fisheries Ministry has launched a program to uplift the inland fishery industry in the Northern Province where about 2,500 families are engaged in the freshwater fishery industry.
Under the program, which is aimed to uplift the living standards of the fisher people, equipment will be provided to the fisher community and the fish fingerlings will be released in the main reservoirs in the region.
Under the program, boats were handed over to fishermen in the Vavuniya district yesterday at the Vavuniya District Office.
Meanwhile, speaking at a press conference held in Vavuniya, Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda stated that steps will be taken to solve the problems of illegal fishermen from India illegally fishing in the island’s waters.
Courtesy: Colombo Page