We have just come back from Sri Lanka where we have met several fisheries stakeholders, including industry, scientific body and government agencies. During this time, we have learnt a lot about fisheries in the country which target a wide range of species, including tuna, crabs (blue swimming crab, mud crab), lobsters, freshwater fish, etc. Fisheries and aquaculture products in the country has a huge potential to target international seafood markets but there are some issues that need to be addressed. We are now preparing a report for our client listing the strengths and weaknesses that we have identified and setting recommendations to improve market access of these seafood products.
We have also discovered that Sri Lanka is a beautiful country where you feel welcome.