Sri Lanka is planning on banning the fishing of parrotfish.
Even though parrotfish are not commonly consumed in Sri Lanka, in certain countries they are widely consumed. These fish are found in coral reefs, rocky coasts, and sea grass beds and they serve as a significant tourist attraction of Sri Lanka since many foreign tourists visit Sri Lanka to watch these fish, the government noted.
The government noted that parrotfish have been endangered due to fishing and many parties related to fisheries, environmental and tourism organizations have made a request from Minister to prohibit parrotfish fishing in Sri Lanka.
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