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Fishery Harbour - Beruwala
   
 

Background
Beruwala Fishery Harbour is situated in the Kalutara District, bordering to the Southern end of Western Province.

Coastal Stretch at Beruwala is a naturally protected area used by merchant vessels for hundred of years as a port. The custom located close to the present harbour confirm that this place had been used as a port even during the British rule in Sri Lanka.

Ceylon Fisheries Corporation who was responsible for providing infrastructure facilities for fisherman initially constructed the fishery harbour at Beruwala in 1965. Since 1972 responsibility of maintaining and operating the harbour was entrusted to the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation. This Harbour is being developed as a model harbour with European Union (E.U.) standard facilities.


General Description

(A) Location
(a) Address :- Beruwala
(b) Fax / Telephone Number :- 034 - 2276651
(c) Economic Zone :- Western
(d) Province :- Western
(e) District :- Kalutar
(f) Divisional Secretariat :- Beruwala
(g) Distance From Colombo :- 56 km.

(B) General Information
(a) Entering Position :- A - 142089.2 N
(According to Beacon Lamps) 112124.9 E
(A - Star Board, B - Port) B - 142120.2 N
112191.4 E
(b) Master Plan :- Attached herewith
(c) Year of Commission :- 1965
(d) Land Area :- 4.16 Ha.
(e) Basin Area :- 11.99 Ha.
(f) Quay Wall Length :- 215 m
(g) Jetty Length :- 60 m
(h) Main Break Water Length :- 426 m
(i) Sub Break Water Length :- 298 m
(j) Groyne 01 :- 179 m
(k) Groyne 02 :-
(l) Dredging Depth :- 2.5 m - 3.0 m
(m) Berthing Capacity :- 400 nos.
(3.5 – 5 Tons Vessels)

Facilities

(A) Shore Facilities
(a) Refrigeration facilities such as
(i) Supply of Ice.
(ii) Storage of Ice
(iii) Freezing
(iv) Storage of Frozen Fish. .
(b) Work Shop 200 m2.
(c) Net Mending 120 m2.
(d) Supply of Fuel.
(e) Auction Hall 60 m2.

(B) General Facilities
(a) Berthing and Toilet Facilities.
(b) Canteen Facilities - Leased per annum.
(c) Shop Facilities to buy provisions.
(d) Office Area - 120 m2.
(e) Water Storage - 26500 L.

(C) Refrigeration Facility
(a) Flake Ice Plants - 01 No. Capacity 05 Tons/ day
(b) Ice Storage - 01 No. Capacity 10 Tons.
(c) Blast Freezer - 01 No. Capacity 02 Tons / 8 Hrs.
(d) Cold Storage - 01 No. Capacity 10 Tons.

(D) Fuel Station
The Fuel filling facility consists of the followings ;
(a) Dispensing Equipment
(b) Mild Steel Cylindrical Tank - Capacity 16000 Galloons.