Sri Lanka to become price decider in the international fish market

Sri Lanka to become price decider in the international fish market

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Minister Mahinda Amraweera has said that Sri Lanka again has the ability to become the price decider in the International Fish Market from tomorrow. The Minister made this reference at a media conference.
Minister Amaraweera mentioned that the regaining of the ‘GSP +’ trade concession, which will happen tomorrow (19), will benefit the fisheries industry the most, given that it was the hardest hit due to the removal of the concession. He said that the increase in the export supply does carry the risk of the price of fish increasing – but that measures are currently put in place to reduce the degree to which this will occur. He said that Sri Lanka was earlier the price decider of the Europe and International Fish Market. Later it was acquired by the Maldives. He said that in the next few years Sri Lanka will regain this position. The Government acquired two major gains for the country, one was the lifting of the European ban on Sri Lanka fish exports and the other the regaining of the GSP Plus facility. This would not have happened if not for the leadership of the President.
The Fisheries Ministry and the Seafood Exporters Association have signed an agreement to effect improvements to the Bio Scientific and environment conditions of the tuna and the blue fishing industry. It took place under the patronage of Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that no room would be left for the downfall of the North Central Provincial Council.
The Minister assured that no one would be permitted to overthrow the North Central Provincial Council or any other Provincial Council. It is with the letter issued by the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Secretary that a Chief Minister is appointed or dismissed. He mentioned that some of the members of the Provincial Council had fallen into trouble as a result of being deceived by others. He added that their party has not fallen into a situation of buying members.