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New Turn in the fisheries industry

Oct 31, 2010 6:35:29 AM - itnnews.lk

The Fisheries Industry has taken a new turn. The cultivation of Green Mussel in the North and East is being expanded.

NARA has unveiled a new Green Mussel Culture Project. It is based in Kinniya, Trincomalee. The handing over of agreement of the cultivation of Green Mussel to 50 fisher families in the area, took place under the patronage of Minister Rajitha Senaratne.50 floating nets required for the cultivation of Green Mussels were also handed over. Harvesting is possible after six months. Each family can earn 200 thousand rupees monthly. A Green Mussel cultivation project was launched last year under the “Uthuru Wasanthaya” Programme.