Hon State Minister emphasizes that every possible measure will be taken
to give permanent solutions to the issues relating beach seine fisheries ensuring
its smooth operation in future. He mentioned that traditional beach seine
operators encounter numerous hardships and such issues require speedy
He expressed these views in a discussion held with the representatives
of the All Island Beach Seine Operators’ Cooperative. The representatives
mentioned that they are pleased to be summoned for a discussion by State
Minister who has genuinely dedicated to ensure a smooth functioning of the
Beach seine industry only after a short span from receiving power to find
sustainable solutions to the beach seine and coastal fisheries.
Hon State Minister having made inquiries about the progress of the
committee on Beach Seine issues, mentioned that he will intervene in finding immediate
solutions to these issues in consultation with the Department of Coast Guard
and other related government bodies.