Project Name Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
Project Number 34318-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3639-SRI: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Fishery

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to prepare an investment project for the sustainable development and management of inland fisheries and aquaculture in Sri Lanka. The TA will assess strategies for increasing production and quality of fish and fish products from freshwater fisheries and aquaculture to create new income-generating opportunities in coastal and non-coastal areas. Based on the assessment, the TA will develop economically viable models for demonstration and replication by community-based organizations and the private sector. The TA will also assess the insitutional framework and capacity development needs, and review the regulatory framework to identify the need for rationalization and further development. The information systems and technology needs will be assessed and a systems design and development framework will be recommended.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A team of consultants will be recruited through a firm. The international consultants (about 22 person-months) will have expertise in institutional development, fisheries information systems, social development, economic/financial analysis, and national consultants (about 26 pms) will have expertise in brackish water aquaculture, institutional regulatory development, market assessment, environmental impact assessment, community development, credit, financial analysis and information technology.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Sahni, Snimer K.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (formerly Min of Fisheries and Ocean Resources)
Mr. S. Amarasekera, Secretary
New Secretariat, Maligawatta Colombo 10, Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 22 Nov 2000 to 29 Nov 2000
Approval 19 Mar 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Feb 2007

TA 3639-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Mar 2001 22 May 2001 22 May 2001 - 30 Nov 2002 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 19 Mar 2001 726,935.06

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