The European Union has noted that it is satisfied with progress Sri Lanka had made in addressing concerns that led to an EU ban on Sri Lankan fisheries exports.

The EU’s Mission in Colombo stated this in a press release after the conclusion of a visit by a technical mission from the European Union’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to Sri Lanka.

EU officials credited the Sri Lankan authorities for the progress that had been made to comply with the regulations of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission.

The two sides had also agreed to work together on the further measures necessary to address the remaining shortcomings under the EU legislation on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, with the aim of lifting the ban on fishery exports to the EU in the coming months.