Meghalaya state aquaculture mission 2012-2017

The Government of Meghalaya has identified fisheries as a key sector and has decided to launch the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (MSAM) co-terminus with the Twelfth Five Year Plan period (2012-13 to 2016-17). The MSAM has the following major objectives: Development of existing water bodies and creation of additional water area for large scale fish production, including reclamation/rehabilitation of marshy and swampy lands; Conservation of native, endangered and traditional species of Meghalaya and developing breeding farms of commercially potential species on a large scale; Creation of mass awareness, capacity building, exposure training and skill development of all the stakeholders and technical support for long term sustainability of fishery sector; and Capturing emerging opportunities in the fisheries sector.

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