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Telangana and Andhra Pradesh: Rs 620 crore will be invested to boost marine production: NFDB February 14,2020   |  Source: The Times of India

In its efforts to increase aquatic production in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, NFDB is planning to come up with marine fish seed rearing centres. The move, in collaboration with Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi will help in developing seeds best suited for extreme climate, later to be put in the sea to increase the production, say officials. “An amount of Rs 620 crore has been earmarked for development of intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks and the proposed activities are expected to generate substantial investments resulting in annual production of 26.5 lakh tonnes of fish,” the NFDB said in a statement. Officials say that the availability of fish seeds is satisfactory in certain parts of the country, whereas farmers in rural areas of T state at times face difficulties in procurement of quality seeds.

“Transportation of seeds over a long distance adds to the cost of inputs, therefore to meet their requirements of supplementary stocking in the reservoirs and ponds, we are aiming to set up fish seed rearing units for production of quality fish seeds near them,” a senior NDFB executive told TOI. “Most of the fish breeds like shrimps, tuna, and cuttlefish are majorly exported to USA, European countries, and China and it can hold a key in

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