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dc.creatorSamarayanke, R.A.D.B.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-01T13:59:47Z
dc.date.available2019-01-01T13:59:47Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifierAMF_Chapter-35-FA.pdf
dc.identifier.citationp. 987-1012. Assessment, management and future directions for coastal fisheries in Asian countries. WorldFish Center conference proceedings; 67
dc.identifier.isbn9832346223
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/2156
dc.description.abstractFisheries are an important source of protein and employment for Sri Lanka’s population. The declaration of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in 1976 gave the country a water area larger than its land area. The coastal fisheries resources consist of small and large pelagic fish, demersal and coral reef fish, invertebrates, shrimps and crabs. The small pelagic fish contribute 70% of the catch from coastal waters with an estimated annual production of 152 752 t in 1997. Some of the fisheries resources in Sri Lanka have been overexploited, although the situation varies across resource types and regions. A major reason for this has been the lack of proper management, particularly at the time of the introduction of motorized craft and synthetic nets which virtually revolutionized the fishing industry. Valuable habitat such as coral reef, mangrove, sea grass and marshland are also extremely susceptible to degradation. Destruction of these critical habitats could lead to reduced coastal fish stocks. This paper provides a broad review of the national fisheries situation in Sri Lanka, presenting the environment status, coastal capture fisheries situation and fisheries management issues and opportunities. The main objectives for improving the fisheries management in Sri Lanka, as suggested by a national consultative workshop are: (1) promotion of sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources; (2) improvement of habitat protection; (3) maximization of the benefits from the fishery resources; (4) promotion of equitable distribution of the benefits; (5) maximization of the acceptability of interventions; and (6) maximization of the efficiency of institutional/legal system.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherWorldFish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.titleReview of national fisheries situation in Sri Lanka
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSamarayanke, R.A.D.B. (2003). Review of national fisheries situation in Sri Lanka. p. 987-1012. Assessment, management and future directions for coastal fisheries in Asian countries. WorldFish Center conference proceedings; 67
cg.coverage.countrySri Lanka
cg.coverage.regionSouth Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish3498
cg.subject.agrovoccoastal fisheries
cg.subject.agrovoccoral reefs
cg.subject.agrovocCrustacea
cg.subject.agrovocecosystems
cg.subject.agrovocenvironmental protection
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovocmangroves
cg.subject.agrovocmarine fisheries
cg.subject.agrovocmarkets
cg.subject.agrovocprawns and shrimps
cg.subject.agrovocsurveys
cg.subject.worldfishaquatic resources
cg.subject.worldfishfinfish fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishfish trade
cg.subject.worldfishfisheries management
cg.subject.worldfishfishing gears
cg.subject.worldfishlaw and regulation
cg.subject.worldfishpelagic
cg.subject.worldfishpolicy
cg.subject.worldfishCrustaceans
cg.subject.worldfishshrimp
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries


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