‘Blue Revolution’ to Bring Three Fold Growths in Sea Food Exports
June 22, 2016
The government is seeking to achieve a threefold growth in export earnings from fish and fish products by bringing & strengthening the “Blue Revolution”. The center targets to expand sea food exports to Rs. 1, 00,000 crore in the next five years from Rs. 33,441 crore in 2014-15.
The Ministry of Agriculture is likely to come out with a new national policy on fisheries which will help achieving the set target through implementation of an umbrella scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries. The policy will include the development of inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries including deep sea fishing and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB).