Welcome to Department of Fisheries
Fishery sector is an important industry in Sri Lanka in terms of protein supply, employment and foreign exchange earnings. Ever increasing need for marine and inland water resources leads to unmanaged and illegal practices which end up in adverse impacts on environment and over exploitation of resources. There is a global rising tide of awareness about the sustainability of fisheries among the fishery managers, academic community, leading NGOs, international foundations and representatives affiliated to the United Nations.
News & Events
- Training on Fisheries policy and management under United Nations University – Fisheries Training Programme
- Talk on ’’Gaps in Ocean and Fisheries Science Research in Northern Sri Lanka”
- Aquaculture Training Program
- Co-operation between Department of Fisheries and Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland