Sri Lanka to promote sea leech cultivations to strengthen fisheries sector
Sri Lanka’s Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda has reportedly stated that steps would be taken to strengthen the economy of the country’s fishing community through the sea leech cultivation programme that was launched in the last few months covering the whole of the island’s Northern Province.
The Minister had made this observation during a recent visit to the Iranamatha village in Kilinochchi to inspect the progress of the sea leech export project launched in March.
Devananda has further stated that the Sea Leeches Cultivation Project was launched to create an environment where fishermen could join other members of fishing families to earn as much as they earn from the fish resources they harvest in the oceans.
The Minister has added that it was his duty to work towards the upliftment of the family economy among local fishing communities.
According to Devananda, his Ministry will launch these projects throughout the country and make the maximum possible contribution to the daily economy through the fishing industry.
Sri Lankan authorities are currently focussed on expanding the country’s fisheries industry, especially targeting the export market. Sri Lankan fisheries products are currently been exported to many foreign countries including the EU. Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector is therefore engaged in commencing the harvesting new seafood products to meet the demands in the foreign markets. This has resulted in the expansion of business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector.
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