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Fishery, aquaculture badly hurt by tsunami

by the Fish Site Editor
17 January 2005, at 12:00am

ASIA - The recent earthquake in the Indian Ocean and subsequent tsunami had devastating effects on the fishing sector of the affected countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. FAO noted that in Sri Lanka more than 7,500 fishers were killed by the tsunami wave following the earthquake and more than 5,600 are missing, and ten out of the 12 most important ports in the country have been destroyed.

the Fish Site Editor