India Goes Deep sea to Avoid Conflict With Sri Lanka

fisherman

Tamil Nadu Principal Highways Secretary Niranjan Mardi, who is the monitoring officer for the district, has suggested that the fisheries department could encourage mechanised boat fishermen of this region to take up tuna long liner deep sea fishing to avoid conflict with the Sri Lankan navy in the long run.

Mr Mardi, who held a review meeting with District Collector K. Nanthakumar and heads of various departments at the Collectorate on Friday, made the suggestion in the backdrop of the arrest of 53 fishermen and seizure of nine of their boats by the Sri Lankan navy.

Sources in the fisheries department, however, said both mechanised and country boat fishermen have not responded favourably to the proposal of tuna long liner fishing, though the State government has offered a subsidy of Rs 5 lakh for the purpose of converting their vessels for deep sea fishing.

imhindues (3)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s