Acts and Regulations

Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development is governed under the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act No.  2 of 1996 and NAQDA is governed by the National Aquaculture Development Authority Act No. 53 of 1998. Regulations have been formulated under these acts.
Acts and Regulations
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act Number 2 0f 1996 - Download
b) National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka Act Number 53 of 1998 - Download

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Development Projects

1)  Fish Fingerling stocking in reservoirs, villu for culture based fisheries
2)  Improvement of small scale fish seed production units for post larvae rearing
3)  Establishment of community based fish breeding units
4)  Fish farming in cages to encourage and provide facilities to fishermen's societies

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Aqua Holidays

National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka has several circuit Bungalows on Aquaculture Development Centres under their management. These facilities are available for the public to be reserved and used.

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Loan Schemes

Loan scheme introduce for Fisheries Sector from Bank of Ceylon (BOC) - Download

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Important links

Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development -
Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources -
National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) -

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Welcome to NAQDA

National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA) was established in 1999 under the provisions made available by the National Aquaculture Development Authority Act (No. 53 of 1998). It is the main state sponsored organization mandated for the task of development of the aquaculture and inland fisheries sector in Sri Lanka. Presently, it is coming under the purview of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to be an apex body in the region responsible for sustainable development and management of aquaculture and inland fisheries to ensure food security in order to improve the quality of life of the people.

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of rural societies through alleviation of poverty by increasing freshwater and brackish water fish production and introducing new technologies for utilization of aquatic resources for small, medium and large scale enterprise development.

Hon. Douglas Devananda

Minister of Fisheries

Hon. Piyal Nishantha de Silva

State Ministerof Fisheries

Ornamental Fish Industry related Emergency Contacts
Mr. W.C. Jayaweera, Assistant Director (Ornamental) - 070 2778955
Mr. P. Chandraratne, Fish Pathologist - 071 8118506
Mr. A.R. Mudalige, Fish Genetic Specialist - 071 4462194
Mr. S.R.D. Bandara, OIC Rambodagalla - 071 4151750
Mr. K.P.N.N.S. Jayaratne, OIC Ginigathena - 071 5527570

Registration of Suppliers, Service Providers, Contractors and Consultants for Goods, Services, Works and Consultancy Services for the year 2024

Paper Notice - English

Paper Notice - Sinhala

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