22nd National Fish Farmers Day
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National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying celebrated 22nd National Fish Farmers Day on 10 July 2022 to show solidarity with all fishermen, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders across the country.
National Fish Farmers Day is celebrated in the memory of scientist Dr. K. H. Alikunhi and Dr. H. L. Choudhary.
Both of them successfully demonstrated hypophysation (induced breeding technique) in Indian Major Carps (common name for several species of fish) on July 10, 1957.
The purpose of this day is to recognize the achievements and contribution of fish farmers, aqua preneurs and fishermen in the development of the fisheries sector in the country.
Importance of fisheries sector of India
Fishing is one of the fastest growing primary producing sectors.
India is the second major producer of fish through aquaculture in the world.
India is the fourth largest exporter of fish in the world as it contributes to 7.7% of the global fish production.
Presently this sector provides livelihood to more than 28 crore people within the country.
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme "Blue Revolution" was launched in the year 2016 for the integrated development and management of fisheries.
Fish estate scheme
It seeks to provide direct employment to 15 lakh fishermen, fishermen etc. which is almost three times this number in the form of indirect employment opportunities.
It aims to double the income of fishermen, fishermen and fish workers by the year 2024.
About National Fisheries Development Board
It was established in the year 2006 as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Now it works under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Its objective is to increase fish production and productivity in the country and coordinate fish development in an integrated and holistic manner.
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