Sri Lanka’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera assured that about 120,000 jobs will be offered in the fisheries sector by 2019.
Of these new jobs, around 40,000 will be created in the two Aquaculture Industrial Parks to be established in Mannar and Batticaloa covering 3,000 and 2,000 acres respectively.
Also another aquaculture park named ‘Crab City’ will be established in Hambantota creating 20,000 jobs, the Minister said
In addition, another 60,000 jobs will be available with the implementation of the program for increasing fish production by 100% in association with the Fish and aquatic plants food center in Kapparatota, Aquaculture breeding centers and reservoirs and lakes island wide.
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