Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries – Scheme on Blue Revolution
Source: Press Information Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has restructured the scheme by merging all the ongoing schemes under an umbrella of Blue Revolution. The restructured scheme provides focused development and management of fisheries, covering inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries including deep sea fishing, mariculture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)
Creating an enabling environment for integrated development of the full potential of fisheries of the country, along with substantially improvement in the income status of fishers and fish farmers keeping in view the sustainability, bio-security and environmental concerns
- To fully tap the total fish potential of the country both in the inland and the marine sector and triple the production by 2020.
- To transform the fisheries sector as a modern industry with special focus on new technologies and processes
- To double the income of the fishers and fish farmers with special focus on increasing productivity and better marketing postharvest infrastructure including e-commerce and other technologies and global best innovations
- To ensure inclusive participation of the fishers and fish farmers in the income enhancement
- To triple the export earnings by 2020 with focus on benefits flow to the fishers and fish farmers including through institutional mechanisms in the cooperative, producer companies and other structures
- To enhance food and nutritional security of the country
Six components of the scheme
The scheme has the following 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.
- National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen
The scheme would be implemented through the following agencies:
- Central Government, Central Government Institutes/Agencies, NFDB, ICAR Institutes etc.
- State Governments and Union Territories
- State Government Agencies, Organisations, Corporations, Federations, Boards, Panchayats and Local Urban Bodies
- Fishers Cooperatives/Registered Fishers Bodies
- Individual beneficiaries/fishers, Entrepreneurs, Scheduled Castes(SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) Groups, Women and their Co-operatives, SHG’s and Fish Farmers and miscellaneous Fishermen Bodies