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Sri Lanka to promote sea cucumber hatcheries due to demand: Minister

“They are like black gold,” Devananda said.

June 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka Navy nabs fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Navy operations to combat illegal fishing with a view to supporting legal fishing activities

May 18, 2024 1 min read

Japan grants US$3mn for inland cage aquaculture, hatcheries in Sri Lanka

The funds will establish four community-operated mini hatcheries in Batticaloa, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura and Monaragala

April 25, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lankan fishermen released from Myanmar prison on Burmese new year

15 fishermen taken into custody by Myanmar authorities sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment given general amnesty

April 17, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka to import sailfish from Singapore

Supply of thalapath does not meet local demand, especially from hospitals.

ADB US$8mn to develop smart agriculture in Sri Lanka Mahaweli

Younger people in Mahaweli zones have shown a high tendency to engage in agricultural activities with smart technology

Sri Lanka exports dried fish products to Korea, Australia

Export-eager Sri Lanka sends 10,000kg of low-salt, high in fish oil dried fish and dried fish chips to Korea, Australia

January 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka eyes canned fish import ban for greater rent seeking

Fisheries minister Douglas Devananda had given instructions to ban imports of canned fish,

January 12, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to revise fisheries act, calls for investments

Plans to revise the fisheries act after consultation with stakeholders and field experts.

December 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets climate resilient ‘unsinkable’ boats from FAO

The boats were made possible through the funding of the Norwegian Government-financed FAO Trust Fund project

December 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka takes steps to ratify ILO C188 to protect fishermen

Sri Lanka hopes to ratify the international Labour Organization's 'Work in Fishing Convention (C188).

December 11, 2023 2 min read

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

Shihar Aneez
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

Nethmi Rajawasam
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

Apsara Rodrigo
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

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 13, 2023 1 min read
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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

June 5, 2023 1 min read

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
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