Wednesday 22 August 2018
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Why Sri Lanka ?

Sri Lanka is blessed with the abundant waters of the glorious Indian Ocean. The island is surrounded by a dramatic and varying coastline, providing the ideal settings for ocean fish farming, but Sri Lanka’s fishing industry is in dire need of a drastic change from its current operations. Nearly 90% of fish in the country comes from wild capture, and this has Over-pressurized wild stock putting it in grave risk of depletion. The island’s attempts at aquaculture too have been mostly concentrated in brackish water lagoons, fresh water bodies or inland based ponds. Oceanpick recognises the value and the unparalleled superiority of ocean-grown fish that is sourced from sustainable methods. Our venture into ocean fish farming brings the much needed transformation in Sri Lanka’s fishing industry.

Our Farming Location

After considerable research and careful evaluation, we have chosen the pristine waters of the famous and spectacular Trincomalee in Eastern Sri Lanka to grow Barramundi. The depth of the waters and tidal current profiles of the area proved to be ideal for high quality offshore aquaculture. Our experts have studied the hydrographic, bathymetry and benthic profiles of Trincomalee waters to determine its suitability and favourable conditions for the project. This ensures that the ocean grown Barramundi will be void of the muddy smell and taste associated with fresh and brackish water fish.

Oceanpick takes charge of the entire cold chain process in order to safeguard the quality of the fish produced. We have direct control over harvesting, sea cages and delivery to customers. Our fish is sourced from the most sustainable farming methods which preserve wild stock, eco-systems and the original taste and quality of some of the best fish for your best tasting cuisines.

We operate world-class standards with our European partners and use cutting edge technology in our cage systems. From sourcing fish to transportation and storage, we adhere to globally recommended standards.