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Canadian researchers to improve shrimp farming in Sri Lanka by CHRISTIE FERNANDO February 20,2012   |  Source: Daily News

A team of Sri Lankan and Canadian researchers on aquaculture in the Wayamba province are helping to improve farm practices in shrimp and oyster farming to achieve sustainable development to improve incomes and contribute to Sri Lanka food security goal, said Project Manager and research associate in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada Dr.Tim DeJager.

He was delivering the key-note address on Empowering People to Achieve and Maintain Sustainable Aquaculture develpment on project targets in Shrimp Farming Industry in the Wayamba province."

He said, "The Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (WUSL) and the University of Calgary (UC), Canada are collaborating partners in a two year knowledge mobilization project to improve incomes and food security for the rural poor in Sri Lanka." The team is conducting surveys and field research to identify the key sustainability indicators, risk factors, knowledge gaps, and the barriers and constraints to improve farming practices.

This baseline research in shrimp farming, involving graduate students Trisha Westers and Jessica Wu from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, along with Dr. Sevvandi Jayakody, senior lecturer in the department of Aquaculture and Fisheries WUSL and supported


© 2012 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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