Five-year-plan to boost fishing and aquaculture in IndiaStaff writer ▼ | December 29, 2015
The Government of India has approved an integrated fishery development and management scheme benefitting 14.5 million fishermen.
Mariculture An integrated fishery development and management scheme
The scheme would cover development and management of inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries, including deep-sea fishing, mariculture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board.
The scheme has six broad components: National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities; Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture; Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post Harvest Operations; Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector; Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector and; Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based interventions.
The components of the scheme would be implemented by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) with 100 per cent central funding.
The fisheries and aquaculture industry generated INR 334.41 billion ($5.51 billion) in the financial year 2014-2015, when the total production reached 10 million tonnes. ■