Establishment of Marine Fin Fish Hatchery in Batticaloa
2017-Jun-27 | By News Admin

Establishment of the marine fin fish hatchery in Tharmapuram, Batticaloa District will fulfill the need of marine fin fish seeds required for the development of marine fin fish farming in Sri Lanka. Following species have been identified for breeding; Milk fish (Chanos chanos), Barramundi/Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer), Grouper (Epinephalus sp.),Snappers (Lutjanus sp.), Silver promfret (Pampus argenteus), Sea bream (Pagrus major), Mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), Cobia (Rachycentron canadum). By establishing this hatchery it is planned to create livelihoods for 1600 families (direct/indirect) in coastal communities, save the foreign exchange involved in imports of fish seeds, earn the foreign exchange by export of fin fish, support fin fish farmers to keep the cost of seed at a minimum level and disseminate breeding technology.
Total Estimated Project Cost: Rs. Mn 150.00
Funded by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of UN

Sources : naqda