Draft National lnland Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy (NIFAP) 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the draft National Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy. Aquaculture (or aquafarming) refers to the farming of fish, algae and other aquatic organisms, and aquatic plants. Key features of the draft policy include: Objectives: The objectives include: (i) utilising and managing inland fisheries and aquaculture resources in an optimal and sustainable manner, (ii) increasing fish production, productivity, and fishermen’s income, (iii) creating employment through trade of globally competitive fish and fish-based value added products, and (iv) ensuring food and nutritional security.

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