On this occasion Agriculture minister has taken the resolution Promoting sustainable fishery on the Ganges basin, one of the largest in the world.
Other important views:
1. Shifting the focus from fishery in coastal states to inland resources in order to increase India's overall fish production.India is second after China in fish production in the world.
According to the National Fisheries Development Board, inland fishery is growing in a big way in Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam and Meghalaya.
2. To increase the production Centre has merged all the existing schemes and has proposed to formulate an umbrella one called 'Blue Revolution.This umbrella scheme will cover inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries including deep sea fishing, mari-culture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) towards realizing “Blue Revolution”.
Blue Revolution in India
- started in 1970 during the Fifth Five-Year Plan
- Aim: to increase the production of fish and marine products.
- Achievements: a. brought improvement in aquaculture by adopting new techniques of fish breeding, fish rearing, fish marketing, and fish export. b. there had been a tremendous increase in the production of shrimp. The Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh is known as the 'Shrimp Capital of India'.