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Northern Province Fisher People's Unity General Body Meeting

 
Northern Province Fisher People's Unity conducted its General Body Meeting on the 12th September at the Yalpadi Restaurant in Jaffna


Northern Province Fisher People's Unity conducted its General Body Meeting on the 12th September at the Yalpadi Restaurant in Jaffna.

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The following matters were discussed at the meeting.

1. Minutes of the previous meeting

2. Current situation on fisheries issues in the districts in the Northern Province

3. Current political situation in Sri Lanka

4. Activities that could not be done in the past

- Actions of the Fisheries Co- Management platform

- Trawler fishing and Court case

- Actions on migration and Illegal fishing

5. Expected future actions

- Meeting with Minister of fisheries on migratory fishing, Social security, Destructive fishing and development issues

- Awareness program on illegal fishing and signature campaign against the illegal fishing.

- Field visit of representatives of NPFPU (public meeting with fisher communities)

Several decisions were made at the end of the meeting

1. Dialogue with Minister of Fisheries end of September

2. Representatives of the NPFPU and NAFSO will organize public meeting in district level with fisher communities in Mannar, Mullaithevu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna.

3. District leaders collect informations on Migration and illegal fishing and update the research report.

During the Meeting Mr. Herman Kumara, National Convener of NAFSO addressed the audience on current political and Economic situation in Sir Lanka. Mr. Anthony Jesudasan, Project Coordinator provided inputs on future actions of NPFPU. Mrs. Lavina Hasanthi, Gender program Coordinator of NAFSO, Ms. T. Datsha, Province Coordinator of Fisheries sector and Districts Coordinators and staff from Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaithevu and Jaffna districts attached to NAFSO gave technical support. Mr. N. V. Subramaniyam, Chairperson of the NPFPU conducted the meeting, Mr. A. Sankar, Secretary, Mr. Franzis Joseph, Vice chairperson, Mr. T. Anthony, Tresseror, Mr. N. M. Alam, Mr. A. Annarasa, Bord members and Mrs. Anne Reeta Vice Secretary of the NPFPU gave inputs to tack to good discussion. 41 Representatives participated.