Improving Management of Marine Resources

The overall policy objective of the New Direction is to create a profitable fisheries sector that contributes significantly to socio-economic development through sustainable management and utilization of fisheries resources while also conserving the environment. The SLPP government will focus on (i) Good Governance and Sustainable Management of the Fisheries; (ii) Reduction of illegal fishing (iii) Improved handling of fish and fisheries products; and (iv) Aquaculture development.