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Sri Lanka to impose heavy fines on vessels poaching in its waters

Sri Lanka to impose heavy fines on vessels poaching in its waters  The Sri Lankan government will take steps to impose heavy fines up to Rs. 250 million on foreign vessels entering the island's waters for poaching, a government minister has said.Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera has told the Sunday Times that the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the imposition of heavy fines on foreign vessels poaching in Sri Lankan waters.  According to a report in Sunday Times, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has submitted a memorandum seeking approval to strengthen the existing Foreign Vessels Act under which only a maximum fine of Rs. 1.5 million could be imposed. The Ministry is seeking to increase the fines up to Rs. 250 million depending on t...
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