Aquaculture Development Center - Inginiyagala


The fish-breeding centre at Inginiyagala was constructed in the year 1961, during the latter part of the Galoya development project. It is situated about 280 miles away from Colombo by the Colombo-Ampara main road via Siyambalanduwa, just below the main dam of Senanayake Samudraya. The total land area that was earmarked for the breeding centre was about 14 ha. The main advantage of the location is the year round availability of gravity fed water.

During the initial stages of operation, breeding activities in Inginiyagala AQDC was confined only to two species, namely common Carp and Tilapia. After 1987, with further development of the infrastructure of the centre, breeding of other exotic carp species was also started. Facilities at this centre was further expanded during 2005 – 2010 under the Asian Development Bank funded Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement Project. At present the centre consists of mud ponds, cemented cubicles and a hatchery.

 

Fish Rearing Facilities in Inginiyagala AQDC
  No. of ponds Area (m2)
Brood stock ponds
Rearing ponds
Nursery ponds (Earthen ponds)
Nursery ponds (Cemented cubicles)
24
20
10
51
24,000
14,000
7,500
860
Total 105 46,360
 
 
Fish seed production (Mn)
Year Carp Tilapia
PL Fry Fingerling Fry Fingerling
2005 8.20 3.60 1.01 0.36 0.36
2006 14.30 7.26 1.79 1.93 0.79
2007 18.05 6.86 0.84 1.78 0.53
2008 28.8 9.68 1.47 2.85 0.43
2009 16.35 11.14 2.55 2.68 0.79
2010 21.30 16.77 5.30 3.46 1.19
2011 2730 17.62 6.52 3.34 1.92
2012 21.45 12.41 4.71 3.89 1.97
2013 38.59 16.62 6.93 7.35 1.97
2014 34.99 14.92 4.86 5.84 2.50

 

Assistant Director (Freshwater): Mr. R.M. Keerthisiri
Address: Aquaculture Development Centre, Inginiyagala
Contact No. : 063 2242084 7