Fishing industry rogues blowing up marine habitat By Asiri Fernando View(s): View(s):Blast fishing, commonly referred to as dynamite fishing, an illegal and destructive form of fishing, is on the rise in Sri Lanka and is a serious cause for concern, experts warn. Once the the new habitat attracts a shoal of fish, dynamite is used to harvest the fish. In spite of risks and the marine damage, some fishermen are bent on making a quick profit. Dynamite fishing has been illegal for a long time and there are adequate laws to deal with it, Mr Perera pointed out. Dynamite fishing is one of five methods of sea fishing proscribed under the Fishery and Aquatic Resources Act of 1996 and its amendments.
Source: Sunday Times April 12, 2019 14:37 UTC