Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
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Welcome to Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
ධීවර හා ජලජ සම්පත් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත ඔබව සාදරයෙන් පිළිගනිමු
கடற்றொழில் மற்றும் நீரியல் வளங்கள் திணைக்களத்துக்கு வரவேற்கிறோம்
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Lets ensure sustainable fishing
තිරසාර ධීවර කර්මාන්තයක් සහතික කරමු
நிலையான மீன்பிடித் தொழிலை உறுதி செய்வோம்
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Let's make the livelihoods of fishermen better
ධීවරයන්ගේ ජීවනෝපාය යහපත් කරමු
மீன் உற்பத்தி பொருட்களின் தரத்தை உறுதி செய்வோம்
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Let's fish according to the international standards
ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රමිතීන්ට අනුව ධිවර රැකියාවේ යෙදෙමු
சர்வதேச தரத்துக்கமைய மீன்பிடித் தொழிலில் ஈடுபடுவோம்
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Let's save fisheries resources
ධීවර සම්පත සුරකිමු
மீன் வளத்தை காப்போம்
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Let's produce quality fish products
මත්ස්‍ය නිෂ්පාදන වල ගුණාත්මකභාවය තහවුරු කරමු
மீன் உற்பத்தி பொருட்களின் தரத்தை உறுதி செய்வோம்
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Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) of Sri Lanka is responsible for the management and regulation of marine fisheries in the country. It plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable fishing practices, supporting the livelihoods of fishing communities, and conserving marine resources. The department also mandated to manage fish processing, and export of fishery products. Sri Lanka's fisheries sector is an important contributor to the country's economy and food security.

Departure Approval System

High-seas Marking System

Online Payment Gateway

Fisheries Management

Sri Lanka's fisheries management emphasizes sustainable use and conservation of marine resources through robust regulations overseen by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR). Community engagement is promoted through local management initiatives, aiming to balance socio-economic needs with environmental conservation for current and future generations

Fisheries Development

Sri Lanka prioritizes sustainable fishing practices and upgrading post-harvest processes to enhance fisheries development. Government initiatives aim to modernize the sector, improve productivity, and elevate income prospects for fishing communities. Efforts also focus on promoting responsible and eco-friendly fishing for the long-term health of marine resources.

Fishery product export quality control

Sri Lanka enforces rigorous quality control for fish exports to meet global standards and ensure consumer safety. Measures include certification, inspection, and hygiene practices mandated by export regulations. Traceability systems and lab tests enhance quality assurance, while capacity-building programs improve industry skills. By meeting market access criteria and upholding product integrity, Sri Lanka aims to uphold its reputation as a trustworthy seafood exporter.

High Seas fisheries operation

Sri Lanka's high seas fisheries involve fishing beyond its exclusive economic zone, governed by international agreements and managed through regional organizations. While contributing to the seafood industry, it necessitates adherence to sustainability principles and cooperation with other nations for responsible resource management.

Information technology to fisheries management

Information technology transforms fisheries management with advanced tools for data collection, analysis, and decision-making, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Our IT Division aims to streamline workflows and simplify tasks by implementing innovative tools and systems, automating processes, improving communication, and providing quick access to information

Law enforcement in Fisheries sector of Sri Lanka

Law enforcement, overseen by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) in Sri Lanka, is vital for sustainable fisheries management. Collaborating with agencies like the Navy and Coast Guard, DFAR conducts patrols, vessel inspections, and awareness campaigns to combat illegal practices and promote responsible fishing. Effective enforcement safeguards aquatic resources, supports sustainability, and preserves livelihoods.