Sri Lanka

Outcome: National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and legislation integrates key elements of the SSF Guidelines

Activities:

· Organize a workshop to sensitize and to raise awareness of government officials about the SSF Guidelines especially to identify the elements of the Guidelines to be incorporated into National Fisheries Policy and national fisheries plan of action

· Develop communication tools (brochures, pamphlets, posters, booklets, etc.) on the SSF Guidelines in English, Sinhala and Tamil

· Organize stakeholder awareness-raising workshops in the North (Jaffna), East (Trincomalee), North West (Negombo) and South (Galle/Tangalle) on the SSF Guidelines and to identify capacity building and training needs towards applying the Guidelines at various levels

· Prepare a paper on assessing current policy, identifying its strengths and weaknesses and proposing changes towards incorporating relevant elements of the Guidelines

· Organize a national workshop to identify changes to be proposed to national fisheries policy and legislation in light of the SSF Guidelines