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. Over 90% of fish in the country comes from wild capture, threatening wild stocks into grave risk of depletion. The island’s attempts at aquaculture have been primarily concentrated in brackish water lagoons, fresh water bodies or inland based ponds. Oceanpick recognizes 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 fishery industry.
Longevity of the traditional fisherfolk livelihood in coastal Sri Lanka is at the core of what we do. We work routinely on building a strong bond with them, as we do with our customers, funders and the various government institutions. Driving the nation’s and the world’s sustainable initiatives is a task we enjoy and that’s a journey that enables us to connect all our stakeholders together.