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Plans to set up a Think Tank on the Blue Economy Concept

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi said that he is willing to go beyond new and old models of Think Tanks to deliver very productive results value to the society.

“I strongly feel that it is the time to think of new model for “Think Tank”, one that takes full advantage of managing the available resources and some of the best practices from more established think tanks across the world. I am willing to go beyond new and old models, thinking entirely of new ways of delivering very productive results to the society”, he said at a meeting with some senior government officials in Tangalle.

The State Minister is planning to set up a Think Tank on Blue Economy Concept with a constructive policy targeting a tremendous Boom in Fisheries Industry by using the expertise of various other ministries, institutes, freelance researchers, fishing community, public and staff.

The State Minister has already sketched a roadmap for a sustained and ambitious urge from the government perspective towards reaping the benefits presented through the marine resources surrounding the island. Hence, he is of the view that embracing the ‘Blue Economy’ concept via policy making in respective fields is key towards such an endeavor. Moreover, it is paramount at incorporating a holistic approach towards such initiatives involving all stakeholders local and foreign.

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