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08 October 2014
2015 Budget to Include Many Fisheries Sector Development Projects
SRI LANKA - The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry will launch a number of development projects in the fisheries sector under the 2015 budget proposals....
17 September 2014
Sri Lanka Fights for Passage of Fishermen Through Maldivian Waters
SIR LANKA - The right of passage for Sri Lankan fishermen through Maldivian waters as a means of access to the high seas was among the matters taken up by Professor...
29 July 2014
Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Aquaculture Fund' Launched
SRI LANKA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)has helped to set up an Aquaculture Fund known as "Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Aquaculture Fund"....
19 May 2014
Sri Lankan Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish Certified Friend of the Sea
SRI LANKA - Sri Lankan company Lihini Sea foods (pvt) Ltd. positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and swordfish (Xiphias...
11 April 2014
Sri Lanka Fish Exports to Double by 2016
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka is aiming to double its fish exports by 2016. ...
18 March 2014
Joint Venture Project sees Launch of Barramundi Farm in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A joint venture project between Sri Lankan company Oceanpick and Kames Fish Farming Ltd of Scotland has seen the launch of the first marine fish farm...
14 March 2014
Workshop Held on Aquaculture Development in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in continuation with the series of seminars organized in partnership with AB Partners AS, under the Sri Lanka-Norway...
03 March 2014
First Offshore Aquaculture Begins in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - Offshore aquaculture has begun in Sri Lanka, after local company Oceanpick installed the country’s first sea cage....
13 February 2014
Board of Investment Approves Sri Lankan Aquaculture Project
SRI LANKA - One of the sectors targeted by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) is Aquaculture to boost the country’s fisheries production....
15 January 2014
Reciprocal Release of Fishermen Between Sri Lanka and India
SRI LANKA - Fishermen of Sri Lanka and India fishing illegally in each other’s waters continues to be a matter of concern for both Governments, particularly due...
06 January 2014
Government Issues Free Life Jackets to Fishermen
SRI LANKA - Use of life jackets by Sri Lankan fishermen has been made compulsory from 1 January 2014. In order to help fishermen comply, the government has issued...
02 January 2014
New Mobile Phone App Informs Fishermen About Borders
SRI LANKA - New apps have been developed to alert fishermen when they approach a maritime border....
31 December 2013
Sri Lanka Holds Workshop on Aquaculture Development
SRI LANKA - The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce with their partners, AB Partners AS in the Sri Lanka-Norway Business Matchmaking Program (BMMP) organised a workshop at...
23 December 2013
Fishermen Earn Rs. 950 million Under Divi Neguma
SRI LANKA - Divi Neguma has provided 15,889 beneficiaries in the fisheries sector with technical knowledge and financial assistance to launch projects to develop...
16 December 2013
Steep Increase in Fish Exports for Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - There is a steep rise in the export of seafood and the income earned from seafood and fish products. With a great demand for sea weeds, sea cucumbers,...
29 July 2013
Big Developments in the Sri Lankan Fishery sector
SRI LANKA - Around 301 houses have been constructed for fishing families in the Trincomalee district under the Diyawara Gammana programme. Over Rs. 550 million has...
Government Raids Fish Stalls Over Formalin Complaints
SRI LANKA - The minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Mr Johnston Fernando, said that numerous complaints has been received alleging that fish retailers and...
05 July 2013
Sri Lanka Enters Fish Farming in the Sea
SRI LANKA - The Board of Investment has approved a project for the establishment of oceanic finfish farms. The project will set up its farms in the open sea off...
14 June 2013
Sri Lanka has Growing Share of Ornamental Fish Supply
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka now stakes more than two per cent of a claim in the global ornamental fish trade-annually....
07 June 2013
Sri Lanka to Assess Health of Fish Stocks
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka is to conduct a marine fisheries stock assessment in 2013 for the first time in nearly four decades with technical and economic assistance...
20 May 2013
Eastern Fishing Community Pledge to Repulse Anti-government Elements
SRI LANKA - Members of fisheries committees in Sri Lanka's eastern coast of the Jaffna Peninsula pledged to repulse anti government elements operating in their areas...
14 May 2013
National Safety at Sea Plan Launched in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - Fishermen and vessel safety in Sri Lanka has taken a major step forward with the launch of a National Plan for the Safety of Fishers and Fishing Vessels...
07 May 2013
Gurunagar Pasayoor Fisheries Harbour to Open Soon
SRI LANKA - The work on the Gurunagar Pasayoor fisheries Harbour constructed at a cost of more than Rs.59 Million with full financial assistance of the International...
03 May 2013
Solar Power Fish Dryer Improves Fishermens' Income
SRI LANKA - A new solar powered fish dryer has been set up in Sri Lanka. The dryer will allow farmers to generate more income as more fish can be safely preserved...
11 April 2013
Sri Lankan Government to Invest in Inland Fisheries
SRI LANKA - With an increase in the price of ocean fish, the Sri Lankan government is investing in the inland fisheries industry to create a good demand for Sri...
07 March 2013
Rs120 Million Spent on Fisheries Development in Galle
SRI LANKA - The government has spent around Rs 120 million for the development of the fisheries sector in the Galle district with the assistance of the International...
25 February 2013
Government Offers Fish prices via SMS
SRI LANKA - The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) has launched a special service in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA)...
21 February 2013
Record Income from Fish Exports
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka earned a record Rs 26.393 million income through the export of fish in 2012, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr Rajitha...
17 December 2012
Government Plans to Modernise Inland Fisheries, Aquaculture
SRI LANKA - In order to modernise inland fisheries and aquaculture, the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry is planning to introduce modern technology....
14 November 2012
Strengthen Fisheries Enforcement to Stop Pirate Fishing, End Overfishing, says Greenpeace
SRI LANKA - The monitoring of tuna fisheries must be strengthened and transfers of fish at sea banned to end the overfishing crisis in the Indian Ocean, Greenpeace...
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