“SL should not promote killing tourism” – Dr. Asha de Vos

Spearfishing, the trophy fishing sport of hunting fish underwater using spear guns and diving gear, was practised in Sri Lanka until 2017. It was banned a mere three years ago under the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act, following a particularly concerning event where a humphead wrasse, part of an endangered species, was killed on the southern coast.

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