Believe it or not, the #1 tourist site in Negombo is the massive fish market. It is not to be missed. Indeed, you can smell it from anywhere in town any time between sunrise and mid-afternoon. I love Asian markets, and this fish market was fascinating.
The fishing boats come in with their hauls every morning around 6:00.
Lots of different kinds of fish and squid.
There’s a lot of fish here, and no ice.
Most of it is sold by mid-day.
Picking through the fish.
Then there’s a lot of drying of fish.
Outrigger fishing boat on the beach.
Fishermen hauling in their nets.
We also visited a sea turtle rescue center where some turtles harmed in fishing nets are brought. They’re rehabilitated and returned to the sea.
There’s also a hatchery here.