Sri Lanka’s fish exports had increased by 20% during the first quarter
of this year(2014), compared to the same period last year(2013), Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
quarter of this year, making the fisheries sector the top export income earner
in the agricultural sector.
Tea exports increased by 14.5%.
had gradually increased along with the quantum of fish exports,
export was Rs. 5.7 billion. In 2011 it was Rs.6.85 billion, in 2012 Rs.9.0
billion and in 2013 Rs.10.2 billion,the minister said.
systematically. During 2011 fish exports earned Rs.21.9 billion, Rs. 26.4
billion in 2012 and Rs. 31.8 billion in 2013.
the fish exports further and expected to earn Rs. 40 billion by the end of 2015
and Rs.50 billion by 2016.