Let us Proudly Commemorate International Year of Small Scale Fisheries & Aquiculture - 2022

An Union for fish workers

Fisher community representatives from 7 coastal districts gathered on 30th Aug at NAFSO to discuss on registration of a Fish worker union.  Fishers attached to NAFSO as members trying to register a fisheries union since the year 2009.

Sri Lanka Constitution and labour legislations provide legal background for labour unions, but when it comes to fisheries union registration, some barriers come in to play due to special characteristics of the fisheries sector such as change of master for fish workers, some times, within one trip to the sea.

Required office bearers were selected from the participated district representatives and pland for next 4 month were prepared during the program.