From The Chief Executive's Desk...

Fisheries and Aquaculture constitute an important economic activity, with a vast potential for sustainably exploiting a wide variety of inland and marine fisheries resources in the country. Currently there is a shift in emphasis from capture fisheries to culture-based capture fisheries and from semi-intensive to intensive aquaculture and from empirical farming to knowledge-based farming.
In above context, NFDB has been implementing some key projects on emerging and innovative areas such as Cage Culture, Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS), Bio-floc Technology (BFT), Quality Seed Production, and Value Chain Development etc., primarily aiming at environmental sustainability, ensuring supply of certified inputs (seed, feed, etc.),better management practices, traceability, hygienic handling, processing and value-addition Read More


The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was established in 2006 as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India to enhance fish production and productivity in the country and to coordinate fishery development in an integrated and holistic manner. A wide range of fishery development activities viz., intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks, culture based capture fisheries in reservoirs, Coastal Aquaculture, Mariculture, Sea Weed cultivation, establishment of infrastructure, fishing harbours and fish landing centres, fishing dressing centres and solar drying of fish, domestic marketing, deep sea fishing and tuna processing, ornamental fisheries, trout culture, artificial reefs technology upgradation and capacity building of fishermen and fish farmers are being supported through the State Governments/Implementing agencies. Read More