Panaji: October 14, 2016 …. Centrally sponsored Scheme implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India including NFDB Schemes have been restructured and merged and have been accorded approval under Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries.

The restructured schemes provides focused development and management of Fisheries, covering Inland Fisheries, Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries including deep Sea Fishing, Mari- culture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB). Under Blue revolution Rs 9 crore has been allocated for the year 2016-17 for the State of Goa in Fisheries Sector. Accordingly Directorate of Fisheries has prepared the State Action Plan 2016- 17.

Blue revolution with its multi – dimensional activities, focuses mainly on increasing Fisheries production and activity from aquaculture and fisheries resources both Inland and Marine.

The objective under Blue Revolution are to increase the overall fish production in a responsible and sustainable manner for economic prosperity, to modernize the fisheries with special focus on new technology, to ensure food and nutritional security, to generate employment and export earnings and to ensure inclusive development and empower Fishers and Aquaculture farmers.

The schemes under Blue revolution includes financial assistance to traditional/ artisanal fishermen for procurement of FRP boats upto 10 m OAL as replacement for traditional/ wooden boats including net, inland Craft and Gear ( unit boats of appropriate size including fishing nets, fish and ice holding boxes etc; Motorization of Traditional Craft; safety of Fishermen at sea; cold rooms; ice pant; insulated truck; auto rickshaw with ice box; motorcycle with ice box; rejuvenation of Urban/ Semi Urban/ Rural lakes/ tanks for fish culture and \renovation of existing pond/ Tank (renovation and construction of farm) (Brackish water)

For more details may contact to Directorate of Fisheries, Panaji Goa.