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Friday December 1st, 2023

Japan funds Sri Lanka fisheries, weather radar network

Japan has provided a JPY 200 mn grant to boost north-east fisheries infrastructure, and JPY 160 mn of a doppler network

November 22, 2023 2 min read

Chinese envoy visits Sri Lanka’s province near India; promises seafood exports

India has been increasingly concerned over Chinese expansion in Sri Lanka's North

November 7, 2023 3 min read

Japan grant to revamp Sri Lanka North-East fisheries infrastructure

Japan is to offer a 200 million yen (435 million rupees) grant to upgrade fisheries infrastructure in the North and East

October 25, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to release fish fry into reservoirs

Sri Lanka to release 100mn fish fry, 50mn juvenile freshwater shrimp into reservoirs to increase freshwater fish

October 3, 2023 2 min read
Chinese industrialists to invest in aquaculture technology in Sri Lanka

Fujian fish export association to invest in aquaculture, to process and export seafood to Europe and North America

Sri Lanka, Maldives to discuss, trade, tourism, fisheries

The fourth Joint Commision between Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be held in Colombo on June 6 and 7

Questions raised over Sri Lanka turtle hatcheries as egg prices rise

Increased competition has driven up the price of eggs.

February 27, 2023 3 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka launches coolant system in fishing boats to minimize losses

Sri Lanka's post harvest losses in fishing has been over 20%.

January 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka identifies 5000 acres for sea cucumber cultivation

100 acres to be released to farmers

June 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka confident of no immediate withdrawal of EU's GSP+: Foreign Secretary

"We are confident that we will have the GSP plus for a while. But it does not mean that we should take it lightly."

February 25, 2022 3 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

Mark Hager
December 24, 2021 7 min read

India tows distressed Sri Lanka fishing boat

All the four crew members of the Sri Lankan vessel are safe

December 9, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka links some turtle deaths to X-Press Pearl fire, whale death probed

Some fish coming ashore have also had plastic nurdles (polypropylene granules) that had spilt from the ship.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 19, 2021 5 min read

China changes health certification for fish imports: Sri Lanka embassy

China is one of Sri Lanka's key export markets for fisheries

June 17, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to fix transponders to monitor 4,200 ocean going boats

Australia to fund it

June 1, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Navy arrests night divers, sea cucumbers

Sri Lanka Navy said it had arrested over 70 persons seized their diving gear along with over 10,000 sea cucumbers and sh...

April 1, 2021 1 min read
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No decision to license India fishermen in Sri Lanka waters: Minister

No decision has been made by the government to license fishermen from India to fish in Sri Lanka waters, Co-cabinet Mini...

March 30, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka PM to raise fishery poaching issue with India's Modi at virtual summit

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will raise the issue of poaching in northern seas by trawlers from India, d...

September 26, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to start sea cucumber processing factory in Jaffna

Sri Lanka's Suganth Seafood (Pvt) Ltd, will start a 1.3 million US dollar factory to process sea cucumbers for exports, ...

September 16, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's HTCey Aqua culture to build hi-tech shrimp farm in Puttalam

HTCey Aqua Cutlure (Pvt) Ltd will invest 1.8 million US dollars to build a shrimp farm using new technology which will b...

August 17, 2020 1 min read

Dialog to provide weather and disaster warning data to Sri Lankan fishers

Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka's largest mobile telco, will be providing location-specific weather and disaster warning da...

March 2, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka eyes 10-fold growth in prawn exports by 2022

Sri Lanka's seafood exporters are targeting 200 million US dollars in sales from newly farmed king prawns within three y...

Mahadiya Hamza
January 3, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to fund technology upgrades of rural dairy, agriculture and fisheries

Sri Lanka is unveiling a program to upgrade, rural agriculture, and diary and fisheries, which will boost their capacity...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to re-take to state aquaculture areas for mangrove regeneration

Sri Lanka plans to re-take unused coastal areas released for aquaculture and salterns as part of a project to re-generat...

August 18, 2019 1 min read

Global Seafoods to process Wakame seaweed in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan seafood exporter Global Seafoods Pvt Ltd is to process Wakame seaweed, highly valued, fa...

May 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to build more fishery harbours, upgrade cold storage: Buget2019

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's finance minister Mangala Samarawera said the government will allocate more funds to build fish...

March 5, 2019 1 min read
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