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Tuesday August 16th, 2022

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.

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.

China changes health certification for fish imports: Sri Lanka embassy

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

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

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
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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

Sri Lanka shipwrecked fishermen rescued by China dredger

A Chinese sea sand dredger working on a sea reclamation project near Sri Lanka's Colombo port had rescued two shipwrecke...

July 19, 2018 1 min read

Vessel monitoring improves Sri Lanka fisheries sustainability

ECONOMYNEXT – The introduction of a Vessel Monitoring Service (VMS) to track fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters h...

June 22, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka promote lagoon aquaculture, conservation

Sri Lanka's fisheries ministry will start a conservation program to protect lagoon eco-systems which will boost fisherie...

April 14, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s seafood exports up 42-pct in 2017

ECONOMYNEXT – Earnings from Sri Lanka’s sea food exports rose 42% to US$ 241 million in 2017 from a year a...

February 22, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lanka to seek tourism, private investments, at fishery harbours

Sri Lanka will seek private investments to start joint ventures at fishery including tourism services which will increas...

December 15, 2017 1 min read

Sri Lanka to grow milk fish as bait for long line fishery

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has initiated a project to raise milk fish (ChanosChanos) for use as bait by long line fishing v...

December 9, 2017 2 min read

Sri Lanka to re-build Myliddy fishery harbour in former warzone

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed a quick rehabilitation program to re-build a fishery harbho...

December 8, 2017 1 min read

India bans registration of bottom trawlers to stop poaching in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – India has banned fresh registration of bottom trawlers in the Palk Bay area as part of measures to ...

October 17, 2017 2 min read
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