• Development Projects
  • Establishment of Marine Fin Fish Hatchery in Batticaloa
  • Establishment of Freshwater Aquaculture Development Center, Polonnaruwa
  • Establishment of Aquaculture Development Centre, Udawalawe
  • Establishment of Aquaculture Development Centre, Muruthawela
  • Establishment of Freshwater Prawn Hatchery, Trincomalee
  • Establishment of shrimp (Penaeus monodon) nauplii production and distribution centre, Puttalam

Development Projects

1) Establishment of Aquaculture Development Centre, Muruthawela
2) Establishment of Marine Fin Fish Hatchery, Batticaloa
3) Establishment of Freshwater Prawn Hatchery, Trincomalee
4) Establishment of Aquaculture Development Centre, Udawalawe
5) Establishment of Sea cucumber Hatchery, Mannar
6) Renovation and expansion of facilities in existing centers (Inginiyagala, Dambulla, Kalawewa, Udawalawe Tilapia)
7) Establishment of SPF (P. monodon)nuaplii production and distribution centre, Putalam under Public-Private sector Partnership

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

Progress: Construction is in progress

Polonnaruwa Aquaculture Development Centre was established in 1940 to full fill the fish seed requirement in North Central province. Due to the stopping of state patronage provided to develop inland fisheries, on a decision taken by the Government in 1990 the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources decided to lease out the centre to a private company “UJ Aqua (Pvt) Ltd” in 1992 with the intention of reaping maximum benefits out of the new venture. But the government desires were not met with above company and it was evident that the plight or the demise of this facility was primarily due to mismanagement and improper maintenance and non-payment of lease NAQDA decided to take over the centre back in 24th March 2009.

Under the new Urban Development Plan in Polonnaruwa District, the government decided to take over the premises of Aquaculture Development Centre and District Aquaculture Extension Office, Polonnaruwa to the Ministry of Health in July 2015 to establish hospital for Kidney Disease. Therefore, it is imperative to build the Aquaculture Development Center and District Aquaculture Extension Office in new place.

NAQDA has planned to establish a new Aquaculture Development Centres in Sevanapitiya, Polonnaruwa with a capacity of producing 10Mn. fingerlings, to Increase the supply of fish seed required for stocking in reservoirs in order to increase the nutrition level and rural economy by increasing the inland and aquaculture fish production.  Apart from this, the fry produced in the centre will be sold to small scale fish seed producers in the district and targeting 5 Mn fish fingerling production. The total fingerling production will be 15 million and it will be able to full fill the total fish fingerling requirement in the District and also in other districts. Inland fish production in Polonnaruwa district will be increased to around 12000 Mt and also this project will help in;

01) Enhancing nutritional status of communities in rural areas

02) Availability of fish at affordable price for rural people

03) Availability of quality fish

04) Good income for fish farmers

05) Confidence created on benefits of fish farm

 

Total Estimated Project Cost: Rs. Mn 400.00

Funded by “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” District Development Programme

Progress: Construction is in progress

To Increase the supply of fish seed required for stocking in reservoirs in order to increase the nutrition level and rural economy by increasing the inland and aquaculture fish production, NAQDA has planned to establish an Aquaculture Development Centres in Udawalawe, Ratnapura with a capacity of producing 8Mn. fingerlings per year. Apart from this, the fry produced in the centre will be sold to small scale fish seed producers in the district and targeting 5Mn fish fingerling production. The total fingerling production will be 13 million and it will be able to full fill the total fish fingerling requirement in Hambantota District and also in other districts. Inland fish production in Hambantota district will be increased by around 5000 Mt and also this project will help in;

01) Enhancing nutritional status of communities in rural areas

02) Availability of fish at affordable price for rural people

03) Availability of quality fish

04) Good income for fish farmers

05) Confidence created on benefits of fish farm

Total Estimated Project Cost: Rs. Mn 200.00

Funded by Food Production National Programme 2016 - 2018

Progress: Construction is in progress

To Increase the supply of fish seed required for stocking in Southern reservoirs in order to increase the nutrition level and rural economy by increasing the inland and aquaculture fish production, NAQDA has planned to established an Aquaculture Development Centres in Muruthawela, Hambantota with a capacity of producing 8Mn. fingerlings per year Apart from this, the fry produced in the centre will be sold to small scale fish seed producers in the district and targeting 5.40 Mn fish fingerling production The total fingerling production will be 13.40 million and it will be able to full fill the total fish fingerling requirement in Hambantota District and also in other districts. Inland fish production in Hambantota district will be increased by around 5000 Mt and also this project will help in;

01) Enhancing nutritional status of communities in rural areas

02) Availability of fish at affordable price for rural people

03) Availability of quality fish

04) Good income for fish farmers

05) Confidence created on benefits of fish farm

Total Estimated Project Cost: Rs. Mn 400.00

Funded by Government of Sri Lanka (Budget Proposal 2016)

Progress: Construction is in progress

NAQDA has planned to establish a freshwater Prawn Hatchery in Kallarar, Trincomalee in order to increase the supply freshwater prawn seeds for the freshwater prawn aquaculture industry in Sri Lanka, to disseminate breeding technology of freshwater prawn to the private entrepreneurs who have interest to run freshwater prawn hatchery. This also creates livelihoods of the country and earns foreign exchange by exporting freshwater prawn.

Production capacity: 40 million post larvae per annum

Total Estimated Project Cost: Rs. Mn 200.00

Funded by Food Production National Programme 2016 - 2018

Progress: Construction is in progress

NAQDA has planned to establish a shrimp (Penaeus monodon) nauplii production and    Distribution centre.  The objective of this centre is to ensure the production of WSSV disease free shrimp post larvae (P. monodon). Development of brood shrimp screening facility, WSSV free brood shrimp holding facility and nauplii distribution network will be carried out at this center. Further technology available on these aspects elsewhere in the world, will be transferred and adapted at this center. This project will operate under a public private partnership as this is highly commercial enterprise.

Total Estimated Project Cost: Rs. Mn 80.00

Funded by Food Production National Programme 2016 - 2018