• EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

    30/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

    Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to ICT-enabled financial services.

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  • World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

    25/10/2017 Daily FT

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    World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

    The 2017 edition of the annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary under the theme ‘Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate’.

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  • EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

    08/09/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

    The EDB entered into a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts with a view to supporting particularly export oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by obtaining services of PUM experts from mainly Europe in the areas of technology transfer, process improvement, product development, capacity building and training needs.

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  • Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

    17/03/2017

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    Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

    The Sri Lankan blue swimmer crab fishery is a coastal fishery industry, which operates in the relatively shallow waters of Southern tips of Gulf of Mannar across the Palk Straits to the Southern boundary of the Bay of Bengal. 

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  • Int'l conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture exhibition from August 25 - 26

    14/08/2015 Daily News

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    Int'l conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture exhibition from August 25 - 26

    The second edition of international conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture exhibition 2015 organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management will be held from August 25 - 26, 2015 at Hotel Galadari.

    The conference is co-hosted by World Aquaculture Society, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency and Export Development Board.

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  • Sri Lanka’s O-Fish surging further upstream

    04/06/2015 Asian Tribune

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s O-Fish surging further upstream

    Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (seated third from right) poses with EDB officials and Sri Lankan ornamental fishery award winners of Aquarama 2015 on 03 June in Colombo.

    Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish sector is basking in the glow of international spotlight having bagged many top awards for its diversity-and O-Fish sector is one of highest return on investment sectors, as revealed on 03 June in Colombo.

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  • Ornamental fish featuring notably in 14 percent export growth

    10/11/2014 Ifham Nizam, The Island

    02/01/2017
    Ornamental fish featuring notably in 14 percent export growth

    Sri Lanka has earned USD 7.34 billion from exports up to August this year, recording a positive growth of 14 per cent when compared to the corresponding period in 2013, said Sri Lanka Export Development Board Chairman cum Chief Executive Officer Bandula Egodage.

    Addressing a gathering at the First International Ornamental Fish Trade Conference in Colombo yesterday he said despite many constraints and challenges faced by local exports domestically and internationally, the willingness shown by them to sustain continuous growth was commendable.

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  • Sri Lanka to double income from ornamental fish exports by 2016

    10/04/2014 Colombo Page

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    Sri Lanka to double income from ornamental fish exports by 2016

    Sri Lanka has earned over Rs 1.2 billion last year from exporting ornamental fish and measures will be taken to double this income by 2016, the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry says.

    Sri Lanka's ornamental fish production had produced over 46,000 metric tons in 2009 and this amount has increased to nearly 70,000 metric tons last year, placing Sri Lanka in the third place in exporting ornamental fishes, according to the Ministry.

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  • AWARENESS SEMINAR/WORKSHOP ON ORNAMENTAL FISH FOR THE EXPORT MARKET - NWP/NCP

    02/01/2017
    AWARENESS SEMINAR/WORKSHOP ON ORNAMENTAL FISH FOR THE EXPORT MARKET - NWP/NCP

    The North Western Provincial office of the SLEDB, successfully conducted the awareness seminar/workshop on Ornamental Fish for the export Market on 12th August 2014 in the auditorium of District Secretariat-Kurunegala with the participation of 110 export oriented Ornamental Fish farmers in North Western & North Central Provinces. The programme was organized by the NWP-EDB with the assistance of National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA).

    The main objective of conducting this programme is to increase the capacity of export oriented ornamental fish farmers in the region by way of enhancing Technical/Market awareness and facilitating linkages between farmers and exporters in order to develop consolidated supply base of quality ornamental fish for exports.

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  • Ornamental live fish exports –National Priority Needed

    02/01/2017
    Ornamental live fish exports –National Priority Needed

    The notable feature of our exports during the last few years was the decline in exports, an ominous signal to the economy. The reason behind this decrease was the local and foreign market factors such as high cost of production, lack of strategic strength, non-preference by Western countries and economic crises in the occidental world.

    Major products manufactured in Sri Lanka which took take the precedent role in its contribution to the export trade also shown decline trend. Under this situation, the export of fresh and marine water ornamental fish have significantly maintained export strength except 2012 and now showing nearly 20% increase of its export in 2013 up to August compare to the previous year.

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  • Ornamental fish export revenue surpasses $ 7 m

    02/01/2017

    The demand for ornamental fish has increased with its revenue surpassing $ 7 million, said a major ornamental fish exporter at an event to record Sri Lanka winning 30 awards at the recently concluded Aquarama 2013 ornamental fish competition in Singapore.

    He said that revenue from ornamental fish exports last year was $ 7.52 million and added that the industry targets a higher revenue this year with more fish breeders showing a keen interest to enter the ornamental fish export market.“The ornamental fish industry has a bright future. The lack of new species is a major hindrance to boost exports,” a fish breeder said.Ornamental fish breeders have called upon the government to support the industry and encourage more fish breeders to create a vibrant export market. Fish breeders said that adding new varieties with more export incentives for breeders will help enhance export revenue.

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  • Sri Lanka exports 2% of world’s ornamental fish supply

    DailyFT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka exports 2% of world’s ornamental fish supply

    Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday revealed that Sri Lanka have more than 2% share of the global ornamental fish market which is around US$ 340 million. “We are also now recognised as one of the best ornamental fish suppliers to the international market.”

    Bathiudeen was addressing the press briefing held at the Export Development Board (EDB) to announce Sri Lanka’s strong achievements at the AQUARAMA 2013 event in Singapore.

    More than 300 competitors from 10 countries, submitting 1,350 entries, were taking part in the highly competitive AQUARAMA 2013 international ornamental fishery event held in Singapore from 28 May to 2 June.

    Seventeen Sri Lankan firms, facilitated and sponsored by EDB, competing in the event won 30 awards, which was symbolically re-awarded by Minister Bathiudeen with his praise, yesterday.

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