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 The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) is the apex national institute vested with the responsibility of carrying out and coordinating research, development and management activities on the subject of aquatic resources in Sri Lanka. The NARA is a statutory body duly established by NARA Act of No. 54 of 1981, during the past 34 years NARA conducted numerous scientific studies in the field of fisheries and aquatic resources. NARA also provides services for development and sustainable utilization of living and non-living aquatic resources.


Sri Lanka is gifted a tide gauge by China

The Scientific session 2016 of NARA was held on 29th of March 2016

Scientists from Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology visits NARA

Ornamental Fish Breeding And Culturing Course -2015 successfully completed

Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development visited the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) on 25th of June 2015.

Conference on Developing Priorities for Future Aquatic Environmental Research organized by Environmental Studies Division was held on 25th of November at Sri Lanka Foundation

Visit of Chinese delegation from State Oceanic Administration (SOA)  of People’s Republic of China on 16th of September 2014

Visit of NARA and Oyster farms by Canadian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Shelley Whiting on 11th of September 2014

Center for Ocean and Fisheries Information (COFI) was opened on 17th  July 2014

The opening of the Center for Aquatic Resource Research and Development at Panapitiya, Kalutara was held on 31st January 2014

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