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  -  Download

c)National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka (Amendment)  Act Number 23 of 2006  -  Download

d) Monofilament Nets Prohibition Regulations Download

e) Aquaculture Brackish water and Marine Prawn Culture Regulations 2007 Download

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

g) Registration of Aquaculture Societies Regulations, 2009 Download

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

i) Aquaculture Management Regulations, 2011 - Download

j) Culture of Coral Species on artificial substrates for export Regulations, No. 1 of 2017

k) Collecting, holding and supplying of brooder shrimps in order to breed bracksihwater shrimps (Penaeus species) Regulations,  No. 2 of 2017

Gazette Notifications

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