Japanese experts find sea around most parts of Sri Lanka most suitable for aquatic plantation - Opportunity Sri Lanka
Japanese experts find sea around most parts of Sri Lanka most suitable for aquatic plantation

Japanese experts find sea around most parts of Sri Lanka most suitable for aquatic plantation

A research carried out by a group of Japanese experts has found the sea around Sri Lanka as most suitable for aquatic plantation, local media reports state.
They have recently handed over the report on their research to the Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera, a local print media outlet has recently reported.
Aquatic plants are rich in hygienic properties and it is largely consumed by people in foreign countries. However, Sri Lankans are still not accustomed to use of the sea plant, Minister has said.
Aquatic plantation is also a profitable export food variety. For the first time Sri Lanka has exported 52 metric tonnes the last year and earned an income of Rs. 5.5million and it has a potential of earning huge income in the future with the expansion projects, according to the minister.
According to the report, sea strips from Galle to Hambantota, Arugam Bay to Trincomalee and Chilaw to Mannar are more suitable for aquatic plantation.
An aquatic plant tissue culture center has been set up in Rambodagalla, Kurunegala to propagate the aquatic plantations.

OSL take:

The latest finding by a group of Japanese experts would undoubtedly open up new investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s fisheries and aquatic sectors. Foreign investors could look at the finding that the sea around Sri Lanka as most suitable for aquatic plantation to launch projects on setting up aquatic plantations. Since aquatic plantations are a new concept for Sri Lanka as stated by the Minister in-charge of the subject, the government is open to commencing a project in the event an interested foreign business/investor expresses interest in setting up an aquatic plantation in the seas around the island nation.

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