Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has recently said that India stands third in the world in terms of fish production.

 

Details

  • India is the 3rd largest fish producing and 2nd largest aquaculture nation in the world after China.
  • In the recent past, Indian fisheries has witnessed a shift from marine dominated fisheries to inland fisheries, with the latter emerging as a major contributor of fish production from 36% in the mid-1980 to 70% in the recent past.

 

About the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

  • The vision is to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector.
  • The main motto of PMMSY is ‘Reform, Perform and Transform’ in the fisheries sector.
  • Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is the implementing agency.
  • The PMMSY is an umbrella scheme with two separate components – Central Sector Scheme and Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • The Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) Component is further segregated into non-beneficiary oriented and beneficiary orientated sub-components/activities.