World Fisheries Day: Nov 21

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World Fisheries Day: Nov 21

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-3: Agriculture & allied activities

  • Celebrations to focus on changing the way the world manages global fisheries ensuring sustainable stocks & healthy ecosystems
  • Government of India is in the forefront of transforming the fisheries sector and bringing about economic revolution through Blue Revolution in the country. 
  • The sector envisioned to increase the farmers’ income through enhancement of production and productivity, improving the quality and reduction of waste.

Launch of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

  • Launched with a budget of over Rs.20,050 crores for a period of five years. 
  • PMMSY aims to achieve fish production of 22 MMT from the current 15.0 MMT by 2024-25and to create an additional employment opportunity to about 55 lakh people through this sector.
  • Objectives: 
    • To address critical gaps in fish production and productivity; quality, technology, post-harvest infrastructure and management, modernisation and strengthening of value chain, traceability, establishing a robust fisheries management framework and fishers’ welfare; 
    • Harnessing of fisheries potential in a sustainable, responsible, inclusive and equitable manner; 
    • enhancing contribution to Agriculture GVA and exports; 
    • Social, physical and economic security for fishers and fish farmers; 
    • Robust fisheries management and regulatory framework

News Source: PIB

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