June 20, 2018,
Coastal Corporation Limited (India) has proposed to invest in Sri Lanka’s aquaculture sector to assist in cultivation of aquatic plants that are needed for the highly demanded shrimp farming overseas.
Coastal Corp is one of the leading producers and exporters of high-quality aquaculture seafood products across the globe.
The company’s representative, D. Titus Fernando said that they are willing to invest USD 5 million in the cultivation of aquatic plants. The deal was proposed when Fernando met with the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi of Sri Lanka.
The company is also ready to expand the mud crab aquaculture, Fernando added.
Thanking the Indian businessman for investing in Sri Lanka, State Minister Wedaarachchi said that since the government is encouraging direct investments, a program to encourage investment in the fisheries sector will soon be implemented.