Wednesday, 22nd October 2014

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EU ban on Lankan fish products
  • Two major foreign companies too have expressed interest

Fisheries and Acquatic Resources Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said Japan and China, and two ‘major’ foreign companies, have already expressed interest in sourcing fisheries products from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will be cut off from a slice of the seafood market, the European Union, starting next January as part of the EU’s apparent sanctions on Lankan fish produce on ostensible grounds of conservation. Dr. Senaratne said representatives from “two major fish exporting companies” are due to visit Sri Lanka shortly to explore opportunities.

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