Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks

Target of pond fish productivity of 5 tonnes/ha/year in 8 lakh hectares, with 50,000 hectares new area

  • Intensive aquaculture in new ponds and tanks
  • First-year one time inputs for intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks
  • Establishment of hatcheries for production of fish seed
  • Establishment of fish seed rearing units for production of fish fingerlings
  • Training and demonstration

Guidelines for Intensive Aquaculture in Tanks & Ponds:

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Fisheries Development in Reservoirs

Target of reservoir fish productivity of 150 kg/ha/year in 15 lakh hectares

  • Assistance for stocking the reservoirs with fish fingerlings
  • Training

Guidelines for Fisheries Development in Reservoirs:

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Coastal Aquaculture

Target of reservoir fish productivity of 150 kg/ha/year in 15 lakh hectares

  • Training & Demonstration

Guidelines for Coastal Aquaculture:

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Mariculture

Facilitating mariculture for supplementing marine fisheries

  • Production of finfish seed in shrimp hatcheries.
  • Setting up of open sea cage culture.
  • Demonstration of model sea cage culture to traditional fishermen.
  • Marine ornamental fish culture
  • Molluscan farming including pearl culture.

Guidelines for Mariculture:

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Seaweed Cultivation

Diversified activity in mariculture for utilizing the coastal areas.

  • Training and Demonstration.
  • Establishment of seaweed processing units .

Guidelines for Seaweed Cultivation:

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Infrastructure: Fishing Harbours and Landing Centres

Improvement of fish landing and handling facilities

  • Infrastructure development at fishing harbours
  • Incomplete Fish landing centres for completion of works

Guidelines for Infrastructure for Post Harvest Processing:

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Fish Drying Centers and Solar Drying of Fish

Target of pond fish productivity of 5 tonnes/ha/year in 8 lakh hectares, with 50,000 hectares new area

  • Setting up of model fish dressing centres.
  • Training and demonstration
  • Setting up of solar drying units
  • Platforms for sun drying of fish

Guidelines for Fish Drying and Solar Drying:

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Domestic Marketing

Upgradation of wholesale fish markets and establishment of quality retail outlets.

  • Modernisation of wholesale fish markets
  • Large Scale Retail outlets
  • Small scale retail units
  • Schemes under rural development for promoting women and weaker sections

Guidelines for Domestic Marketing:

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Technology Upgradation

Technology upgradation is to address the yield gap between on-station trials and farmers ponds; upgrade older technologies being currently adopted by farmers/fishers; refine and adopt technologies which have not been widely disseminated.

Guidelines and Format grant for Technology Upgradation:

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Deep Sea Fishing and Tuna Processing

Facilitating Tuna fishing and value addition

  • Development of Indigenous Tuna Fishing Fleet.
  • Human Resource Development.
  • Development of shore-based infrastructure.
  • Upgradation of processing units

Other Interventions

  • Development of marketing support/ linkages
  • Creation of brand image for Indian tuna
  • Subsidies on freight charges
  • R&D support for baitfish supply
  • Increase in the frequency of Potential Fishing Zone information.
  • Guidance on potential shoal movements

Guidelines for Deep Sea Fishing and Tuna Processing:

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Other Activities

Innovative areas in fisheries and aquaculture.

  • Artificial Reefs/Fish Aggregating Devices in the seas
  • Trout culture in Raceways
  • Inland ornamental fishes and ornamental plants- breeding/rearing/ fabrication of aquariums
  • Establishment of fish/scampi/shrimp feed units
  • Exposure visits to Fisheries functionaries and progressive fish farmers
  • Empowerment of fisherwomen through capacity building

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