« No country for small fishers » by Joeri Scholtens and Ahilan Kadirgamar

On October 20, hundreds of angry fishers from south Sri Lanka protested in front of the Fisheries Ministry in Colombo against a European Union (EU) ban on seafood exports from Sri Lanka and the government’s promotion of joint ventures with East Asian fishing companies. Over the years, there have been numerous protests by Northern fishers against poaching by Indian trawlers. These are a reflection of a larger crisis in Sri Lankan fisheries; the fishers face dispossession and fear the end of their way of life.

via: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/no-country-for-small-fishers/article6561568.ece


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