The President instructs the Fisheries Minister and officials to purchase fish stocks caught by all type of fishing vessels at fixed rates.

President Mahinda Rajapakse instructs the Minister Rajitha Senaratne and officials of the Ministry of Fisheries to purchase fish stocks caught by all type of fishing vessels at fixed prices. The president has directed them to prevent the fishermen being exploited by middle men and broker companies.
The president points out that the Fishing Corporation is able to directly purchase fish from the fishermen and sell them the local and international markets. It will also make the corporation efficient and profitable in order to provide further relief to the fishing community. At a meeting held in the Temple Trees yesterday the president has focused special attention to solve all problems pertaining to the fishing community. The president also expressed regret to the fishermen for the incident occurred near the fishing corporation recently.

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