Published On: Fri, Dec 29th, 2017

Fish exports up by 50% by Sri Lanka.

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The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development says that there is a significant increase in fish exports in Sri Lanka by the end of November this year.

The Ministry points out that this situation arose after the removal of the ban imposed by the EU on Sri Lanka.

Exports grew by 45.9 percent with exports growing only 47.7 percent for the same period last year.

Sri Lanka has exported 18,262 metric tonnes of fish to countries of the European Union from January 2017 to September, the total value of which was 28,685 million rupees, the government sources said.

Instructions to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development, Mahinda Amaraweera, instructed the officials not to destroy the high quality fish export process with the contribution of 16 processing centers, including 52 processing centers, of 52 European Union processing centers and 16 EU Packing Units. The Department of Government Information stated.

The European Union countries have imposed a ban on Sri Lanka’s fish imports, accusing Sri Lankan fishermen of violating international regulations.

The ban imposed by the Rajapaksa regime in October 2014 was lifted by the European Union in June 2016.

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Fish exports up by 50% by Sri Lanka.