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Author Hettiarachchi, A.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Palk Bay Region ♦ Indian Factor ♦ North Sri Lanka ♦ Shrimp Resource ♦ South India ♦ Fishery Resource ♦ High-opening Bottom Trawl Net ♦ Indian Trawler ♦ Boundary Line ♦ South Indian Fisher ♦ Motorized Trawler ♦ Respective Country ♦ Maritime Boundary ♦ Ceasefire Agreement ♦ Fin Fish ♦ Ethnic Conflict ♦ Undue Advantage ♦ Ancient Time ♦ Security Reason ♦ Sri Lankan Side
Abstract Fishery resources in the Palk Bay region have been the source of livelihood to fishers in South India and North Sri Lanka who have fished in harmony with each other since ancient times. Once the maritime boundary between the two countries was settled in the mid 1970s, fishing on each side of the Bay was limited to fishers of the respective country. In 1983 when the ethnic conflict erupted, the Government, for security reasons, imposed restrictions on fishing in the North and East. These restrictions continued till the Ceasefire Agreement signed between the Government and LTTE in 2002 came into effect. South Indian fishers, mainly those who were using motorized trawlers took undue advantage of this situation and commenced crossing the boundary line and poaching particularly shrimp resources that were abundant on the Sri Lankan side of the Bay. Indian trawlers are also operating high-opening bottom trawl nets to catch fin fish such as pomfrets and catfish but the fishers of Mannar and
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