Opening of the New Freshwater Prawn Hatchery, Pambala

New Freshwater Prawn Hatchery, Pambala in Puttalam District was ceremonially open by Hon. Mahinda Amaraweers, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development on 26th January 2017 with the participation of Hon. Sumal Thisera, Fisheries Minister of the North Western Province, Ms. W.M.M. R. Adikari, Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.

Mr. Upali Mohotti (Attorney-at-Law) Chairman NAQDA, Mr. Nimal Chandraratne, Director General NAQDA, Officers of NAQDA were also present at this event.

Through the establishment of new hatchery facility at Pambala, stocking of post larvae of freshwater prawn in reservoirs and ponds will be increased.  So, the freshwater prawn production from the reservoirs and the ponds will be increased and income generation from exports will also be increased. Living standards of fisherman will also be increased. This expansion will help to increase freshwater prawn post larvae production upto 12.5 million from the present production from 2.5 million.