Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

Management Division

Fisheries management in Sri Lanka is a multifaceted approach aimed at sustainable utilization and conservation of the country’s marine resources. Governed by robust regulatory frameworks and policies, it involves the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) overseeing licensing, regulation, and enforcement. Community engagement is encouraged through community-based management initiatives, ensuring local involvement in decision-making processes. Overall, Sri Lanka’s fisheries management seeks to balance socio-economic needs with environmental conservation for the benefit of present and future generations. Management Division of DFAR Is responsible for carrying out above activities and the details on main functions of the division is given below.