FISHERIES INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS AND CAPACITY ASSESSMENT TO THE MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES, SRI LANKA

THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA,
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES


COORDINATION AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT TO
TSUNAMI REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION
IN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE (CTSU),
FAO FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

FISHERIES INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
AND CAPACITY ASSESSMENT TO THE
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC
RESOURCES, SRI LANKA


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007


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Fisheries Sector Institutional Analysis and Capacity Assessment, SriLanka
Please cite as: Banks, R., Gunawardena, A, Taylor-Moore, N, Fernando, C, Joseph, L, Abeysekera, N (2007): Fisheries Sector Institutional Analysis and Capacity Assessment, Sri Lanka,. Internal Report to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome pp 150 plus appendices
Version: Final Report . Date of issue: 28 October 2007

ABSTRACT

This report describes the results of a sectoral institutional analysis of the fisheries administrative structure in Sri Lanka. The purpose of the review is to establish the opportunities for institutional strengthening following the 2004 Tsunami disaster. The timing of the review is highly opportune since it follows Government’s development of the National 10 Year Plan which seeks to optimise the contribution from the fishery and aquaculture sectors.

The work was commissioned by the Coordination and Technical Support Unit to Tsunami Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Fisheries and Aquaculture (CTSU) of the FAO Fisheries Department, Rome deploying a team of international institutional and policy specialists along with national institutional and legal expertise as well as national fishery consultants. The national institutional expert was supported by the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA).

This capacity assessment and institutional analysis is not a review or evaluation of the performance of MFAR in the past and against previous policies. In summary, the assessment carried out the following:

• Analysed the strengths and weakness of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sector 2007-2016: in the context of the new MFAR Ten Year Development Policy Frameworkand the corresponding agreed Log Frame needed to set priorities, results and activities;

• Reviewed the existing laws and regulations that apply to the fisheries sector and identified the changes needed for implementation of the new MFAR Ten Year Development Policy Framework; and

• Identified the capacity building needs and HRD constraints / issues that need to be overcome for the institutions to implement the Ten Year Development Policy Framework.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  (Download pdf 211 kb)
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

1. STUDY OBJECTIVES  (Download pdf 99 kb)

2. BACKGROUND  (Download pdf 175 kb)
2.1  Overview on the current status of fisheries and the marine environment
2.2  Issues constraining the development of the Fisheries Sector
3. INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS OF KEY SECTOR ORGANISATIONS  (Download pdf 421 kb)
3.1  Fisheries in the external environment
3.2  Overview of institutional roles, responsibilities and linkages
3.3  Fisheries governance
3.4  An overview of the principal problems
4. REVIEW OF NATIONAL POLICY INITIATIVES AND FRAMEWORKS  (Download pdf 464 kb)
    FOR FISHERIES RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
4.1  The 10 year development program
4.2  Fisheries conservation, management and control
4.3  Marketing, food health and nutritional issues
4.4  Fisheries sector growth: Fleet development
4.5  Fisheries sector growth: Aquaculture development
4.6  Coastal conservation, management and control
5. ACHIEVING INSTITUTIONAL RELEVANCE AND ORGANIZATIONAL  (Download pdf 313 kb)
    PERFORMANCE
5.1  Redefining public sector governance roles
5.2  Enhancing staff performance
5.3  Translating policy into action
APPENDICES:

APPENDIX A:  Terms of Reference for the Study (Download pdf 163 kb)
APPENDIX B:  Approach & methodology (Download pdf 68 kb)
APPENDIX C:  Details of Donor support funding (Download pdf 102 kb)
APPENDIX D:  Present Fisheries Administration organisation charts (Download pdf 328 kb)
APPENDIX E:  Institutional SWOTS (Download pdf 162 kb)
APPENDIX F:  Institutional performance (Download pdf 87 kb)
APPENDIX G:  Strategies and activities needed in support of the policies (Download pdf 115 kb)
                       sector
APPENDIX H:  Proposed Log Frame to plan the implementation of Mahinda (Download pdf 174 kb)
                       Chintana
APPENDIX I:   Fisheries Management provisions (Download pdf 162 kb)
APPENDIX J:  Cooperative Research Centre (Download pdf 87 kb)
APPENDIX K:  Suggested amendments to the coast conservation and (Download pdf 83 kb)
                       Coastal Resources Management Bill
APPENDIX L:  Suggested amendments to Fisheries Bill (Download pdf 114 kb)
APPENDIX M:  Action plan milestones and assigned MFAR, departmental  (Download pdf 113 kb)
                       and agency responsibility
APPENDIX N:  Attendance at meetings (Download pdf 121 kb)
APPENDIX O:  Persons met (Download pdf 144 kb)