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Establishment of the maiden Marine Finfish Hatchery in Sri Lanka
 
 
Construction of the maiden Marine Finfish Hatchery Centre in Sri Lanka was inaugurated at Dharmapuram in Batticaloa under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera.

The Food and Agricultural Organization and the European Union have supported Sri Lankan Government in establishing the marine fin fish hatchery and a cost amounted to Rs 142 Million was borne in this regard. The project is being funded by the Food and Agricultural Organization under its District cooperation programme.

Even though the Fresh water Hatcheries were established in earlier times in interior part of the country, no marine finfish hatcheries have been established prior to this. Researches  conducted by NARA has clearly proved that the marine species, sea weeds and Reef corals have been endangered  by the destructive and unsustainable fishing methods practiced by Indian and Sri Lankan Fishers on Sri Lankan waters.

Thus, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has decided to establish marine fin fish hatcheries in various parts of the country having comprehended the importance of breeding marine fish and sea weeds.


     
 
Vision

Sri Lanka to be the leader of conservation and sustainable utilization of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the South Asian Region.

Mission

Managing the utilization of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for the benefit of the present and future generation

 
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