Innovative use of GPS for demarcating lagoons endorsed by Sri Lankan government
The innovative use of GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates to demarcate the lagoons, introduced by Practical Action’s Sustainable Livelihoods and Lagoons (SLL) project, has been endorsed by Sri Lankan government.
The SLL project had been using it to address the issue of illegal encroachment in lagoons. The government recently issued the first legal gazette notification on lagoon management area declaration with GPS coordinates.
With GPS points, both Lagoon Fisheries Management Committees and the officers can take legal actions through courts if illegal encroachment takes place in the lagoons.
Practical Action South Asia have been tasked to ensure sustainability of 18 lagoons and livelihoods in a five-year program that began in 2012.Find out more