Fish stocking in water tanks in Mahaweli system, SriLanka

Credit: Ananda Sugathapala (SriLanka)

There are 96 water tanks in Mahaweli system whereas about 1200 fishermen operating in these tanks through fisheries societies. In order to support fishery activity in these tanks, the stocking of fish is performed annually whereas several millions of carps and tilapia fingerlings have been introduced in the tanks since launching the program.

One of the photos shows the release of fish fingerlings in Nallachchiya tank while the second photo shows fish release Katiyawa tank; both tanks belong to Mahaweli system.

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