140 m USD income from prawn exports

The present 17.5 million US dollar income from prawn export has the potential to be raised to 140 m USD, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage.

Prawn farmers should pay close attention to follow the proper methods to increase their harvest and achieve that income target, he says.

The minister was speaking at a meeting with prawn farmers following an inspection tour at Ambakandawila in Chilaw on October 21.

He said his ministry would provide them with the required technical expertise and other assistance.