I am Thanushan. I am a development officer. We are responsible for all the fishermen, fishing boats and other fishing instruments, their safety. Troller boat fishing is one of the fishing method increasing vastly around coastal areas but that has to be prohibited, because of troller boat fishing the source of the sea becoming affected, mainly coral reefs are the one which gets affected. Even though is bad for sea resources it can not be prohibit at all, more than thousands of fishermen families are depending on this method of fishing.
Every fishermen have a boarder of fishing, but we always get complaints from our navy force that the Indian fishermen are crossing their limit of fishing and try to fish in our fishing limits. We have made actions to prevent them but still it's uncontrollable.
Some of the children of the fishing families are involving in fishing, wasting their time and concentration on studies
My name is Francis Thevanayagam. I am an experienced fishermen , I am doing this job for about 28 years. I am a small boat fisherman. One of the main problem I get is thieves. I had to alter my fishing method to be careful from those thieves. I go to sea three time for fishing where others go to sea only once a day.