SLNHS Undertakes Demarcation of Sea Cucumber Culture Plots in Northern Province

In pursuant to the request made by the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) and National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), Sri Lanka Navy Hydrographic Service commenced survey to demarcate areas for sea cucumber farms in sea areas South of Mandaitivu, Punkudutivu and Velanai Islands in Northern province. The project is initiated by NAQDA and plots will be handed over to local fishermen in due course in order to uplift livelihood of fishermen in island sector. Though sea cucumber is not a favourite cuisine among Sri Lankans, currently generates high export revenue annually.