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National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Indian Constitution- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

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National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in News

  • Recently, National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) conducted its 9th Governing Body meeting at Lecture Hall, NASC Complex, New Delhi.

 

9th NFDB Governing Body Meeting- Key Events

  • Best Practice Book: “Super Success Stories from Indian Fisheries” published by NFDB commemorating 75th Independence Day- Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations was released. It aims to-
    • Disseminate the technologies, innovative ideas practiced by the small-scale farming sector and
    • Expand the promotion of initiatives to larger population, successful fisheries and aquaculture practices across the country.
  • “Aqua Bazar” App: It has been developed by ICAR-CIFA with the funding support of NFDB under PMMSY.
    • The app will help the fish farmers and stakeholders to source the inputs such as fish seed, feed, medicines etc. and services required for fish culture as well as farmers can list the table size fish for sale.
    • It is a market place which connects various stakeholders involved in aquaculture sector.

 

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

  • About: NFDB was established in 2006 to enhance fish production and productivity in the country and to coordinate fishery development in an integrated and holistic manner.
  • Parent Ministry: NFDB was established as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India.
  • Mission: National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) works with the following Missions-
    • Holistic development of the fisheries sector through enhancement of fish production and productivity;
    • To supplement nutritious protein for the growing population;
    • To accelerate the overall economy of the country, besides improving health, economy, exports, employment and tourism in the country.
  • Key Functions: National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) has following key functions-
    • Providing focused attention to fisheries and aquaculture (Production. Processing, Storage, Transport and Marketing)
    • Achieving sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources
    • Applying modern tools of research and development for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
    • Providing modern infrastructure mechanisms for effective fisheries management and optimum utilization
    • Training and empower women in the fisheries sector and also generate substantial employment
    • Enhancing the contribution of the fish toward food and nutritional security

 

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)- Key Objectives

  • To bring activities relating to fisheries and aquaculture for focused attention and professional management.
  • To coordinate activities pertaining to fisheries undertaken by different Ministries/Departments in the Central Government and also coordinate with the State/Union Territory Governments.
  • To improve production, processing, storage, transport and marketing of the products of capture and culture fisheries.
  • To achieve sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources including the fish stocks.
  • To Apply modern tools of research and development including biotechnology for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
  • To provide modern infrastructure mechanisms for fisheries and ensure their effective management and optimum utilization.
  • To generate substantial employment.
  • To train and empower women in the fisheries sector.
  • To enhance contribute of fish towards food and nutritional security.

 

India Rejects WTO Draft on Fishery Subsidy

India Rejects WTO Draft on Fishery Subsidy

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