Fisheries is one of the fast growing sectors generating income and employment. The sector aims at exploitation of all the possible resources under capture and culture fishery base for increasing fish production and productivity through sustainable development. The sector is contributing considerably for, food security, nutrition and health, livelihood security to rural population, and welfare of fishers.
Vision: Optimal utilization of natural resources for fish production, promotes freshwater aquaculture, supported by infrastructure and trained manpower. Mission: Holistic development of the sector, with focus on enhancement of productivity and production, self sufficiency in fish seed demand, supply offish at an affordable price in hygienic condition and render welfare schemes to fishers.
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The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was established in 2006 as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India to enhance fish production and productivity in the country and to coordinate fishery development in an integrated and holistic manner.
To provide focussed attention to fisheries and aquaculture (Production. Processing, Storage, Transport and marketing)
To achieve sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources
To apply modern tools of research and development for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
To provide modern infrastructure mechanisms for effective fisheries management and optimum utilization
To train and empower women in the fisheries sector and also generate substantial employment
To enhance the contribution of the fish toward food and nutritional security