The Marine Environmental Protection Authority of Sri Lanka (MEPA) in collaboration with SLYCAN Trust will host its 6th National Symposium on Marine Environment. The opening session of the symposium will take place on 22nd April 2021 and will be presided by the Honorable State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal, and Public Sanitation Dr Nalaka Godahewa.
The Symposium aims to bring together experts from all around the country to discuss the complex issues of marine and flora and fauna and sensitive marine ecosystems, shipping and marine pollution, fisheries, aquaculture and marine environment and related legislations.
The first day of the Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 22nd from 9 am to 4 pm and focuses on scientific sessions related to the marine and coastal pollution, fisheries, and aquaculture, blue economy, and climate change impacts on marine environment. The second day consists of the session on laws and policies related to marine environmental issues and will be held on Friday, April 23rd from 2 pm to 5 pm.
If you would like to join the Symposium, kindly register using this link.
SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank. It has been a registered legal entity in the form of a trust since 2016, and a guarantee limited company since 2019. The entities focus on the thematic areas of climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation and restoration, social justice, and animal welfare. SLYCAN Trust’s activities include legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity building and training, and implementation of ground level action. SLYCAN Trust aims to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.