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Title : Northern Fishermen Respond to Demand for Unconditional Release of TN Vessels
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Source : Daily Mirror
Year : 2018
Link : http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Northern-Fishermen-Respond-to-Demand-for-Unconditional-Release-of-TN-Vessels-152077.html
Country : Sri Lanka
Commodity: SE-Fish and fish products
Abstract: Small scale fishery community leaders from Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mannar held a press conference in Jaffna last week (Wednesday) in response to news that the government is preparing to give into demands from New Delhi, and release hundreds of Tamil Nadu trawlers arrested for illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lanka’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera agreed to the release of 42 Tamil Nadu trawlers as (yet another) ‘gesture of goodwill’ during the last round of bilateral talks between Sri Lankan and Indian ministers held in New Delhi in November 2017.