Fisheries Current Affairs - 2020

What are FISH CRYOBANKS?

The National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR)  has reported on September 21, 2020 that Fish sperm cryobanking technology is undergoing field level validation. It has shown a potential to improve fish seed quality. The Fish sperm cryobanking technology is in experimental stage currently. The establishment of the fish cryobanks for fish seed production will Read More…

PM Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

On September 10, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana. Along with the scheme, the PM will also launch e-Gopala application. About the scheme The scheme focuses on sustainable development of fisheries in India. It is to be implemented between 2020-21 and 2024-25. The funds allocated to fisheries under Read More…

PRATHEEKSHA: First Marine Ambulance launched by Kerala Government

Around thirty fishermen lose heir lives at sea in a year due to accidents during fishing. Under this context, the Government of Kerala has launched Marine Ambulance services to provide more efficient rescue. Highlights The Marine Ambulance specializes in providing first aid and also rescue operations. The ambulance is capable of providing critical care to Read More…

Facts Box: YSR Cheyutha Scheme

The YSR Cheyutha Scheme is to be launched in Andhra Pradesh on August 12, 2020. It aims to empower women from minority castes. Highlights The scheme will provide financial benefit of Rs 75,000 to those women who come under the age of 45 to 60 years. It aims at pension beneficiaries. The amount of Rs Read More…

Arunachal Pradesh: New Fish Species Discovered

A new fish species called Schizothorax sikusirumensis has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh. Highlights The name of the species has been derived from the names of the rivers where the fish was found. They are River Sirum and River Siku. Schizothorax The Schizothorax fish is found in western and southern China, Centra and Southern Asia. Read More…