This is one of a series of working papers based on field research that took place in Sri Lanka during December and January 1998, presented as part of a wide-ranging participatory situation analysis. The working papers are interim components of Project R7064, undertaken in Sri Lanka and Southern India, which is of 3 years duration (1999-2002) and aims to investigate the potential for integrated aquaculture options within small-scale farmer managed irrigation systems.
The aim of this working paper was to evaluate the potential of different fisheries enhancement and aquacultural systems to benefit marginal farmers who manage small rainfed irrigation systems in the lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. Analysis was based on secondary data and key informant interviews with professional fishermen and marginal farmers in N.W. Province.
The main contents of the paper are as follows:
3. History of the development of inland fisheries and aquaculture in Sri Lanka
4. Capture and culture fisheries in Sri Lanka
5.Strategic development plans for reservoir aquaculture and fisheries
6. Seed production capacity in Sri Lanka.
7. Fish culture in Ponds
8. Integrated fish in rice production
9. Ornamental fish production
10. Summary and conclusions.
Inland Fisheries Resources and the Current Status of Aquaculture in Sri Lanka. Working Paper SL1.2, University of Stirling, UK, 57 pp.