Prawn Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd (PCL) is a leading seafood processor and exporter based in Marawila. With MDF’s support, PCL will be expanding its sourcing of seafood from the North. PCL will be reoperationalising a currently defunct crab processing facility owned by the Thampaddy Fishers Association, Jaffna, a co-operative in the region that functions as a collector. The cooperative would be supplying seafood to PCL in addition to leasing the processing facility to them. This partnership is expected to generate new jobs as well as benefit close to 300 fishers in the North by linking them with the export value chain and, thereby, higher prices.
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