Monday, October 17, 2016

Dialogue with Fisher Communities in Kalpitiya

For the 7th day, food sovereignty campaign continued on Sunday 16th October and met fishers in Kalpitiya area who are facing multiple issues in the fisheries sector for several years now. 
There were about 45 participants in the program. 

During the first phase of the meeting, discussed on issues arose due to tourism industry which includes land grabbing issues, Seaplane port in Welley Island and discussed to develop and conduct community tourism in the area.   

 losing coastal border, Ownership issues of fishing boats and also the lack of basic facilities for the fisheries communities were discussed.    

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