Sri lanka Customs has forfeited 30kgs of slipper lobster on 26.07.2020 while attempting to export at Air Cargo Village Terminal Katunayake..
3 Boxes of Slipper Lobsters were packed and planned to shipped to Heathrow airport London with other 98 edible fish boxes. While Biodiversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection Division officers examine the shipment it was found that the exporter has failed to produce the license issued by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to export the lobster species.
This is a violation of Lobster Fisheries Regulation no 1123/2 of 2000.03.13, issued under Section 61 of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Act no 2 of 1996.
The exporter was charged with LKR 30,000/- penalty and the production was handed over to the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency .