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* Sri Lankan fishermen societies in Mannar instructed to provide information on members to Navy
Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 06:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 25, Mannar: Fishermen in Mannar say that the fishermen's associations in the area have received instructions to provide information about their members to the Sri Lanka Navy.

The Mannar Fisheries Cooperative Society says fisheries authorities in the district had instructed all societies to provide information of its members to the Navy.

Fisheries Cooperative Society President, Noor Mohammed Aalam told the media that the fishermen in the area now concerned whether the information is being gathered to re-implement the pass system for fishing that existed during the period of the war.

He added that forms similar to the ones distributed when the pass system was in place were being distributed among fisheries societies.

The form requires the fisherman to fill in the name, national identity card number, religion, information on their fishing equipments, the registration number of their fishing boats and the amount of fuel used for travelling.

Meanwhile, the Mannar District Assistant Director of the Fisheries Department, B.S. Mirando has been quoted in the media as saying that Navy officials are distributing such forms and clarified that the officials have not mentioned anything about re-implementing the pass system.

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