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6th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries

Osaka, Japan

W.M.T.B. Wanninayake.

W.M.T.B. Wanninayake.

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka


Dr. W.M.T.B. Wanninayake (Senior Marine Biologist), formerly  served as Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and Chairman, Ocean University of Sri Lanka. A former Senior Researcher of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Colombo. Dr. Wanninayake earned his B. Sc. In Zoology and Aquaculture (Crustacean Research ) from the University of Kalaniya, Sri Lanka and  Ph. D. in bivalve research from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Dr. Wanninayake contributed immensely in developing the prawn farming industry and hatchery sector in Sri Lanka. He has been recognized for introducing oysters, mussels, clams and cockles farming in Sri Lanka and is also pioneer in introducing pearl culture in freshwater reservoirs.Dr. Wanninyake  is a founder member of the Asian Fisheries Forum (AFS)  and Sri Lanka Association for  Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR).He  has wide experience  and a profound understanding of  aquaculture and aquatic environment in many European and Asian countries. Currently he serves   in advisory capacity to few ministries related to his work in Sri Lanka




Abstract : Current Status of Bivalve Farming in Sri Lanka