Written By NAFSO on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 12:33:00 PM
On 10th June 2019 NAFSO conducted a workshop on ILO and the International convention on fisheries Activities which passed in 2007. the workshop held at Barudalpola Fishermen Cooperative Society Hall in Barudalpola .. around 25 participants took part at this workshop... specially educated about the ILO and Its role plus 2007 convention on Fisheries Activities. Puttalam District coordinator Mr. Loyal Peris has organized the workshop. 8 fishermen society leaders were present and they requested to educate the 2007 Fisheries Convention for their fishermen in their villages.
Blast fishing, commonly referred to as dynamite fishing, an illegal and destructive form of fishing, is on the rise in Sri Lanka and is a serious cause for concern, experts warn.
Also last week, a joint raid by wildlife conservation officers and the Navy saw the arrest of eight suspects who were cutting mangroves in Udeiadi lagoon, Wankalai. The Navy suspects that the mangrove branches are used to create small breeding grounds in shallow waters offshore. Once the new habitat attracts a shoal of fish, dynamite is used to harvest the fish.
Written By NAFSO on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 1:33:00 PM
Northern Province Civil Society Collective organized a meeting inviting to the civil society organizations in order to discuss about the role and responsibilities of the civil societies according to the existing situation of the country. It concerned the responsibility of the civil society organizations in the district level, impact for the future programs as well as situation of the people campaigns which will be organized to ensure the rights of the people. The participants raised their voice to take actions not to repress the people’s struggles which are organized against land grabbing, as well as they concerned the irregularities of the officers. It discussed some future actions related to the situation. Representatives from Vavuniya, Manner, Kilinochchi, Mulltive and Jaffna participated in the meeting.