Illegal Fishing equipments users and the Fisheries Minister.

Lakbima News paper 2012.09.21

Boasting Sri Lankan government over winning of thirty years long war, still can not implement laws and protect/ regulate the resources. There are established laws over the fisheries methods and equipments use in Sri Lankan waters, but still several hundreds of fishers using highly destructive fishing practices.
For about 15 years NAFSO and partner network  is working to activate the existing law,
In this news, heading says that "If use illegal fishing equipments, laws will activate tightly" (By. Dr. Rajitha Senarathne - Minister of Fisheries)
We are asking, If not active, why there any laws?