For the first time in Sri Lanka TESS (Tropic Engineering Supplies and Services) Group has acquired a Japanese shipping vessel to purchase fresh fish from fishermen in mid sea.

Although Sri Lanka is surrounded by ocean on all sides, the fish resources in the North and the East could not be harvested for many decades but the situation has now changed and they are getting fish from all coastal areas, said Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.