(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka Ministry of and Aquatic Resources Development today launched a project to produce fish feed required for the aquaculture industry within the country.
Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Douglas Devananda and State Minister Sanath Nishantha Perera opened the production facility in Ja-Ela, Ekala today.
A fish feed production machine donated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization was established at the Ekala Fish Food Factory. The machine can produce 500 kilos of fish food per hour.
There is also the possibility of exporting the excess, said State Minister Perera.
The fish feeds are produced using the discards from the Peliyagoda fish market with the technical assistance of National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA).