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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 30 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.


Center for Ocean and Fisheries Information (COFI) was opened by Honorable Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development on 17th  July 2014.

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

Transfer of Seed production Technology of Sea cucumber by NARA

The Scientific session 2013 of NARA was held on 29th of November 2013 under the theme of fisheries and aquatic resources development for a quality life. Honorable Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, minister of fisheries and aquatic resources development  participated as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony

The  inauguration ceremony of the bilateral project on the Sri Lankan fisheries and aquaculture sectors between Norway and Sri Lanka was held at the NARA auditorium on 13th of September 2013

Fisheries Information Centre of NARA is Launched

Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne inaugurated the NARA Scientific Sessions – 2012 on 04th December 2012

His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka launched the first ever multidisciplinary ocean research and survey vessel of Sri Lanka “RV Samuddrika” of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) at the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa International Port on 19th of October 2012

Sri Lanka included to ARGO supporting country listed by JCOMMOPS after successfully deploying its 1st ARGO float (Argo Sri Lanka- 2902365)

First Drifter deployment in Sri Lankan waters by NARA

Utilization of abandoned shrimp farm for sea cucumber culture


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