Fisheries industry to get new health guidelines

2020-10-24 at 15:27

The Ministry of Health is scheduled to publish a set of guidelines for those part of the fisheries industry.

Speaking to NewsRadio, State Minister of Fisheries Kanchana Wijesekera said the decision was taken today during a discussion held between officials of the Ministry of Health and Fisheries.

State Minister Wijesekera said accordingly, health guidelines will be issued for those employed at fisheries harbours, ports and wholesale and retail fish outlets.

He said Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, the Director General of Health Services, officials of the Ministry of Fisheries and the Sri Lanka Navy held extensive discussions to ensure the safety of all those who are involved in the industry.