The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, has taken steps to grant permission to the private sector to rear fish and other marine species in lakes and lagoons in the Western Province.
The Secretary of the Ministry, W.M.M.R. Adikari, stated that the applications will be called from the private sector soon. He further stated that there is a great demand for lobsters cultivated in tanks.
Accordingly, the ministry has decided to take steps to remove sludge and to cultivate fish in the unused tanks in the Western Province.