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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7.37 GMT

Troops, ex-LTTE combatants breed crabs


A Crab-breeding project is now being implemented in Karampan, Kayts by former LTTE combatants and Jaffna troops.

Office of the civil affairs in Jaffna commenced the project three months ago with the express intention of providing a means of income and livelihood to rehabilitated youths who are living along the Karampan costal belt in the Kayts island.

The Northern Province Governorís office allocated Rs.1.6 million for the pilot project, comprised 16 crab ponds in an area of 50ft x 40ft each.

At the initial stage, baby water crabs are reared in two ponds. As recommended by the experts, the Karampan beach site for crabs was selected since crabs are now found abundantly in Kokilai and Nayaroo lagoons in the Northeast of the Kayts island. At present off season currents do not let fishermen collect water crabs from Jaffna lagoons.






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