NARA wants post harvest technology for aquaculture farmersJune 25, 2012, 9:39 pm
By Maheesha Mudugamuwa
National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA) said yesterday that Sri Lanka should introduce new post-harvest technology methods for the aquaculture farmers to enable them to get higher prices for their products.
NARA has implemented seaweed projects in the Northern, Eastern and North Western Provinces in collaboration with Korea International Cooperation Agency and Korean Maritime Institute.
According to NARA, Sri Lanka had great potential for aquaculture development as far as resources availability in those areas concerned.
It said that there should be a mechanism to promote new aquaculture products among the local community.
Meanwhile Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the Ministry had launched a new programme to modernize the fisheries harbours in the islands off Jaffna peninsula.
Under this programme the ministry has taken steps to renovate fisheries harbors and jetties in 12 islands off the Jaffna peninsula to meet the people’s need for daily transport between the islands and the peninsula.
Dr. Senaratne said that it had become necessary to improve their transport as a large amount of fish was harvested in the northern seas since the end of the war and the fishermen needed to transport their catch.
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