Plans are afoot to launch a Tuna canned fish factory in the island. Tuna is a leading canned fish industry in the Maldives.
The Factory is to be established in the island as a result of discussions President Rajapaksa had with his Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Naheed. Minister Rajitha Senaratne had a meeting with the Maldivian Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Hussein Rasheed. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. The Ministers also exchanged views on cooperation in the fisheries between the two countries. They agreed to collaborate in the protection of fishery resources and prevention extinction. The Maldivian Fisheries Minister pointed out that employees in the fisheries sector in his country should be directed to training at NARA.