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.
- 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