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Northern Sri Lankan fishermen seek India’s action over disputes by Meera Srinivasan October 14,2021   |  Source: The Hindu

Indian fishermen are crossing the maritime boundary, the Federation of Jaffna District Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Unions said in a letter submitted at the Indian Consulate
Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen want authorities in India and Sri Lanka to urgently step up action to resolve the long-persisting conflict in the Palk Strait, fearing tensions with Indian fishermen could escalate.

In a letter submitted at the Indian Consulate in Jaffna last week, the Federation of Jaffna District Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Unions pointed to the perils of bottom-trawling and pair-trawling fishing methods — commonly used by Tamil Nadu fishermen — resulting in a drastically smaller catch and frequent damage to their modest fishing gear.

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https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/northern-sri-lankan-fishermen-seek-indias-action-over-disputes/article36993158.ece

Theme(s): Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods.

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