Ice production up
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry said that the increase in 2016 production of ice used in the fisheries industry.
Production of ice in the country in the years 2013 and 2014 the amount of 90 factories. However, by the end of 2015, the number of factories, from 119 up to 123 by September 2016, we can increase that, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Disaster Management Ministry said.
Ice produced related factories has increased the size. According to statistics of the Ministry of Fisheries, the daily ice extent 2658 million metric tons of production in 2013. In 2014. In 2788 per metric ton.
In 2015 daily production of 3819 tons of ice, MT in September 2016 And in 3949 has increased.
However, the total volume of ice for preserving fish, the fishing community is now the manufacturing and production plants, cold storage facilities and to expand areas of ports, the Ministry of Fisheries has taken.
In addition, to take steps to increase the quality of cold stores in Ceylon Fisheries Corporation, especially the target to increase revenue by providing services to the private sector, the fisheries minister said.