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Workshop for legal personnel on 'Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing'

Workshop for legal personnel on 'Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing'

[March 28 2018]

A workshop on 'Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing' was conducted at the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on 24th (March). According to Navy media the workshop, organized by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization was attended by a Supreme Court judge, a Court of Appeal Judge, female Judges, Judges from the Judges' Institute of Sri Lanka, Attorney General's Department, officials from the Ministry of Fisheries and the NARA.

In addition, Dr. Pio Manoa, of the Legal Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome and Ms Zoe Scanlon, Senior Legal Adviser of the Office of International Law of the Australian Government were also present at the occasion. The participants were provided with a comprehensive presentation on Sri Lanka's perspective on IUU fishing focusing on the destructive bottom trawling fishing. Subsequently they were all taken to sea onboard a Navy vessel to get first-hand experience on how offenders who involve in IUU fishing are apprehended by the Navy.

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