Guest Talk – Biosecurity Measures in Ornamental Fish Export Trade

The Department of Aquatic Bioresources, Faculty of Urban and Aquatic Bioresources is in the process of initiating an academic and research collaboration programme with the University of Sydney, Australia. In line with this, Prof. Joy Becker, Associate Professor in Aquatic Animal Health and Production, will be visiting the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in early October 2022, for further discussions with the Vice-Chancellor, regarding the collaboration programme. 

During this visit, Prof. Becker will deliver a guest talk, titled, “Risks to Australia’s Biosecurity from the Trade of Ornamental Fish”. The talk intends to address the biosecurity aspects of Australian ornamental fish trade: their requirements and what they expect from Sri Lankan ornamental fish exporters. As a Faculty focusing on a blue-green knowledge-based bioeconomy, we’re working towards strengthening the university-industry partnership and to facilitating the diverse industries in Sri Lanka, coming under this novel concept. 

In this background, we’re happy to invite you to this important event on biosecurity measures required for the success of Sri Lankan ornamental fish export trade. I’m repeating the details of the guest talk for your convenience:

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Time: 3.00 – 4.00 pm

Venue: Senate Board Room, The University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Your presence at this event would be greatly appreciated. We would be most grateful if you could confirm your participation to Ms. Buddhi (email:, mobile contact: 0766578899), at the Department.