Fisheries Sector Current Affairs - 2019

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K S Srinivas appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority

IAS officer K S Srinivas has taken over as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA). Prior to this appoitment, he had served as Joint Secretary in Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare in Ministry of Agriculture. Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) MPEDA is a nodal coordinating state owned agency engaged in Read More…

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Government launches Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution

The Union Ministry of Agriculture has launched Mission Fingerling, a programme to enable holistic development and management of fisheries sector in India with a total expenditure of about Rs. 52000 lakh. The mission aims to achieve the target to enhance fisheries production from 10.79 mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt by 2020-21 under the Blue Revolution. Read More…

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Government to launch pilot project on ornamental fisheries

The Union Government is going to launch pilot project on ornamental fisheries in 8 potential States with total outlay of over 61 crore rupees. These 8 potential States identified includes Assam, West Bengal , Odisha, Maharashtra , Gujarat , Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Kerala. What is Ornamental fishery? It is a sub-sector of the Read More…

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India, Indonesia sign three agreements to enhance strategic partnership

India and Indonesia have signed three agreements in various areas to enhance strategic partnership. These agreements were signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Indonesia Joko Widodo in New Delhi. Signed Agreements are MoU on Youth and Sports Cooperation. MoU on Standardization Cooperation. Joint Communiqué on Voluntary International Read More…

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Odisha Cabinet approves Fisheries Policy 2015

Odisha state cabinet approved ‘Fisheries Policy, 2015’, with an objective to increase the productivity and production of fish from island, marine and brackishwater resources. As per the Odisha Fisheries Policy: The state government has set targets 7.15 lakh tonne of total fish production by the end of 2019-20 from present level of 4.13 lakh tonnes. Read More…

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