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Illegal freshwater fishing in Matale

‘No action taken against culprits’

Fishermen in the Matale District are running at a loss due to illegal fishing activities. They said that no action had so far been taken against the culprits although several complaints had been made.

At present, over 1,000 fishermen are engaged in the inland fishing industry in the Bowatenna, Kandalama, Randeniwewa, Dewahuwa, Wemedilla, and Moragahakanda areas.

Fishermen said that certain groups in the area had started illegal fishing using prohibited nets.

They added that as a result, the freshwater fishing industry was dwindling and so were their livelihoods.


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