Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries


Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries:

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

What is it?

• It is a Central Sector Scheme on Blue Revolution that was launched in 2015.

• It is an umbrella scheme for a period of five years.


Focused and integrated approach for development and management of fisheries and aquaculture sector to ensure a sustained annual growth rate of 6% – 8%.

Target Beneficiaries:

Fishermen, fish farmers, fisheries entrepreneurs, fish retailers, wholesalers, fish processors and fish exporters. Special focus on economically weaker sections such as Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Women and their co-operatives to take up fishing and fisheries related activities.


• To increase the overall fish production in a responsible and sustainable manner for economic prosperity.

• To modernize the fisheries with special focus on new technologies.

• To ensure food and nutritional security.

• To generate employment and export earnings.

• To ensure inclusive development and empower fishers and aquaculture farmers.


It is being implemented in all the States including North East States and Union Territories.


• National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities

• Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture

• Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations

• Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector

• Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector

• Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions

• National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen

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