Sri Lanka

Steve Creech (industry organization), ILO project funded by Australian DFAT working with communities developing a fishery for blue swimmer crabs in the previous conflict area up the north west coast of Sri-Lanka.

Four annual assessments have now been completed and manage plan developed for the fishery.

Embraced by Sri Lankan Fisheries research and management agency, which is requesting support for applying the approach to other fisheries, with mud crab being proposed to start with.