27 September 2010

Sri Lanka Ornamental Fish Exports to Rise with Help from German Pet Industry Experts

27th September 2010, www.dailynews.lk

Sri Lanka is to increase its ornamental fish share in the world market in spite of various challenges such as GSP plus concession withdrawal.

The country's ornamental fish share in the world market is 3 percent now. Plans have been made to increase the world market share with foreign expert assistance in the ornamental fish industry, Association of Live Tropical Fish Exporters of Sri Lanka, President Sathyendra Wijayapura said.

A 40 member German pet industry delegation is now in Sri Lanka.

They hope to assist the local ornamental fish industry in identifying lucrative areas.

The delegation is also exploring opportunities of breeding reptiles and exporting them to foreign countries as it brings a large amount of foreign exchange to Sri Lanka in addition, he said.

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