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

a) Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act Number 2 0f 1996  -  Download

b) National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka Act Number 53 of 1998

c) Monofilament Nets Prohibition Regulations

d) Aquaculture Brackish water and Marine Prawn Culture Regulations 2007 

e) Shrimp Aquaculture Management (Operation of Crop Cycle) Regulations, 2008

f) Registration of Aquaculture Societies Regulations, 2009

g) The Brackish water Shrimp Hatcheries (Issue of Post Larvae) Regulations, 2010

h) Live Rock Culture for Export Regulations, No. 1 of 2011

i) Aquaculture Management Regulations, 2011 - Download


Declaration of state lands and the tracts of the territorial waters specified in the Schedule hereto as the lands identified for Commercial Aquaculture Projects for the furtherance of the National Economy in terms of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act No. 02 of 1996

a) Lands identified for Commercial Aquaculture Projects