NAFSO is lobbying for bringing up a sustainable fisheries policy for the country since the year 2003. NAFSO create and submitted a people based fisheries policy draft prepared by consulting fisheries communities, schollers and other stakeholders of the sector.
A consultation meeting with district fisheries organizational activits were conducted on 4th January prior to the district level peoples consultation. Basic analysis were done by
Sri Lankan communities/stakeholders proposals to the Voluntary guideline for Securing of Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (VGSSF) by UN-FAO was also submitted by the NAFSO.