The Fisheries Ministry affirmed that measures will be taken to uplift the fishing industry to a higher level by providing better training and technological knowledge to the youth who join the industry and the required funds have been allocated through the 2021 budget proposal in this regard.
This was confirmed by the Ministry of Fisheries in a special press release issued on April 07.
Accordingly, the aim is to launch a number of courses in collaboration with the Ocean University of Sri Lanka with the aim of awarding an internationally recognized N.V.Q level certificate.
Courses such as boat engine repair, scuba swimming, and underwater welding, lagoon aquaculture, yacht pilot course, use of marine communication equipment, fishing gear technology, postharvest technology, etc. are planned to be commenced at several branches of Sri Lanka Ocean University namely Mattakkuliya, Panadura, Galle, Tangalle, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna, and Negombo