Sri Lanka to assess marine fish stocks

Friday, 07 June 2013 - 14:47


Sri Lanka will conduct a comprehensive marine fisheries stock assessment in 2013 for the first time in nearly four decades with Thai assistance.


National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency said technical assistance and funding support is coming from Thailand.


Sri Lanka has last surveyed marine fisheries stocks in the 1970s.


The industry is mostly focused around coastal and off-shore fisheries.

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