Tag Archives: Marine Protection

The main event of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week and Coastal Cleanup Programme organised by the Marin Environment Protection Authority and Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management was held in Galle under the patronage of Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva on Friday. The programme initiated following the […]

The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development entered into multi agreements to prevent maritime crimes and curb illegal activities in the seas around the island. Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Karunasena Hettiarachchi and the Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries Mangalika Adhikarigama signed two agreements between the Defense […]

LAUGFS Leisure recently organized a beach cleanup project in the Passikudah area in an effort to create awareness towards a cleaner and safer environment. The staff of Anantaya Passikudah, the latest addition to the Anantaya luxury resort chain, teamed up and volunteered to clean the beach front in commemoration of the World Environment Day. Speaking […]

IN THE USUAL HAVOC CREATED BY SCATTERED DEBRIS AFTER FLOODS, ONE MIGHT EVEN BE PLEASED IF ALL OF IT GETS WASHED OFF TO THE OCEAN, A COURSE OF ACTION OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED TO REMOVE GARBAGE AND WASTE FROM COASTAL AREAS The World Oceans Day is marked today, under the theme ‘Healthy oceans, healthy planet’; […]

  Life is believed to have started in the oceans. Oceans are described by scientists as the origin of life being an island nation, the ocean is never too far from us and our lives are very much linked to it. We know the beauty as well as bounty the ocean brings us. The World […]

Rome – Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO. Now that the required threshold has been reached, with 30 Members having formally deposited their instruments of adherence, the […]

Sri Lanka intends to better protect fish habitats around the island by declaring them as protected zones in order to safeguard the resources for the future, said Udaya Senevirathne, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. Government policy is to ensure the sustainability of marine resources for economic development and conservation, he told […]