District Fisheries office-Galle get underway with new look
Newly build District Fisheries office of Galle District was opened by Hon Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources DR. Rajitha Senaratne on 17th November 2013. Office is equipped with various facilities in order to provide effective services.
Office build through the IFAD funds and total cost is about Rs.Mn. 25.0. Number of engines fishing gears and some other donations were distributed as a part of the occasion.
Hon. Minister also stated that the departments expend about Rs.Mn.38 for the fisheries development activities of the Galle district for last 03 years. Deputy Speaker MP Chandima Weerakkody , MP Mohan Priyadarshana, Director General of the Department, GA and Relevant AGAs, fisheries officers and other local politicians were also participated for the occasion.
Recruitment of New Fisheries Inspectors
DFAR has recruited 45 Fisheries Inspectors (FI-grade-III) in order to strength their human resources and to carry out their operations more effectively in field level. Main responsibility of the FIs are to implement the provisions of the Fisheries act in the field level and to carry out the fisheries data collection and fisheries development activities.
FI s were provided with one month comprehensive training and appointment letters were handed over by the Hon Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Rajitha Senaratne during the special meeting took place on 2013.11.14.
New Accident reporting System
DFAR introduced a web based accident reporting System, which help maintaining reliable official fisheries accident data base to get the information for those who are in need such data, for the processers like disaster management and insurances. Please visit http://www.fisheriesdept.gov.lk/fisheries_beta/index.php/reported-accident-at-sea for more info.
Fish as the cheapest Source of Protein
Malnutrition problem is Sri Lanka - Fish as the cheapest Source of Protein
Under the guidance of Hon. Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development developed a three year fisheries development plan which focuses on ‘To Avert Malnutrition problem in Sri Lanka- fish as the cheapest source of protein’