Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fishing in Sri Lanka

Catching fish is normally called as fishing. Fishermen use different Fishing techniques such as hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping based on fish’s migration, foraging & habitat. Equipments which used by fishermen are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes.
 Most important traditional fishing technique is a stilt fishing. 
In Sri Lanka fishing industry based on sea, rivers & tanks. Negombo, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Pasikudah, Kalkudah, Mirissa, Weligama, Tangalle, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Vankalai, & Kilali are major fishing areas based on sea.

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