Sri Lanka confident to revoke EU fishery ban this yearStaff writer ▼ | March 19, 2016
Sri Lanka is to send a high level team to Brussels on March 30 to hold talks on a fishery ban imposed by the EU, a statement by the Ministry of International Trade said.
Export EU enforced ban on imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka in 2014
The Sri Lankan team shall include members from the Prime Ministerial Task Force on the EU Fishery ban.
The European Commission enforced a ban on imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka in 2014, its second biggest importer in the sector, in order to "tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing".
Sri Lanka received a "yellow card", a stern warning, in November 2012, as the country was not complying with international rules on illegal fishing and had inadequate control systems. ■