Aquaculture Development Center - Udawalawa Tilapia


This centre was established in 197 by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, especially for the Tilapia breeding and seed rearing. It is situated around 170 km away from Colombo near the Udawalawe reservoir. The extent of the centre is 06 ha and it consists of broodstock ponds, rearing and nursery ponds with a hatchery facilities.
 
Fish Rearing Facilities in Udawalawa Tilapia AQDC
  No. of ponds Area
Brood stock ponds
Rearing ponds
Nursery ponds (Cemented cubicles)
09
02
34
4990
450
920
Total 45 6360
 
Fish seed production (Mn)
Year Tilapia
  Fry Fingerling
2007 3.23 0.89
2008 4.09 1.05
2009 4.28 0.91
2010 7.02 1.14
2011 15.50 4.63
2012 11.78 3.54
2013 19.55 8.15
2014 18.55 8.17

Officer in charge: H.K.J. Keerthi
Address: Aquaculture Development Centre (Tilapia), Udawalawe
Contact No. : 047 4920532