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India: Govt planning to strengthen Fisheries sector November 25,2020   |  Source: UNI India

The Centre will formulate ‘Fisheries Management Plans’ (FMPs) for scientific management and regulation of the country’s marine fisheries resources. The plans will be formulated in consultation with concerned states by adopting Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) management within the overall framework of national and international instruments.

Focus will be on species-specific and area specific management plans including conservation of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) and Vulnerable Fisheries Ecosystems (VMEs), Protection of iconic and Endangered and Threatened (ETP) species, spatial and temporal measures for sustainable utilization of resources and creation of fish refuge through consultative processes.

According to the National Fisheries Policy (NFP), 2020, a state level Inter-departmental Coordination Committee for Fisheries will be formed for addressing cross-sector issues confronting the development of fisheries. The NFP, with a budget of Rs 45,000 crore for the next five years, is aimed at promoting marine fishery, aquaculture and mariculture. The NFP assumes significance because COVID-19 has shown that agriculture can be a cushion for national economy in adversity and fisheries is an important part of agriculture.

The objectives of

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