National Fisheries Policy to improve income of fishermen: Giriraj Singh

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The proposed New National Fisheries Policy will focus on bringing new technology and ways to deal with the threat from cyclones as part of the overall objective to improve the income of fishermen,  informed Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh in the Rajya Sabha. The proposed policy will incorporate the provisions of the existing National Policy […]

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Australia’s seafood production value expected to dip in 2019–20

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will likely have a significant short term impact on Australia’s seafood industry, with production value tipped to slide 12% to $2.81 billion this financial year, the country’s premier agricultural forecaster, ABARES, said in a report. However, production value is expected to bounce back to $3.40 billion in 2020–21 as […]

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Indian government to invest Rs.25,000 crore in fisheries in 3-5 years

As part of the ambitious Blue Revolution project, the Union government has lined up Rs.25,000 crore to invest in different segments of the fisheries sector in the next three to five years. The funds will be used to build infrastructure. The government expects to double inland fish production to 6 million tonnes. Rajni Sikhri Sibal, Secretary, […]

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India creates special fishery, aquaculture fund to boost output, jobs

The Indian cabinet has approved special Rs 7,522 crore fund aimed at boosting production and jobs in the country’s fisheries and aquaculture sector, a government statement said. It said the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The approval […]

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Australia says farm production value remains stable despite drought

The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $56 billion, despite very dry conditions in some places, ABARES in the latest forecasts released in the September quarter Agricultural commodities report. “Although dry conditions are affecting agricultural production in eastern Australia, expected […]

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Global fish production seen rising 18 percent to 201 million tonnes by 2030, says FAO

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Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has levelled off and aquaculture’s previously explosive growth is now slowing, says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The latest edition of the agency’s The State […]

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Indian government goes big on agriculture in its budget to address rural distress ahead of key elections

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India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rolled out major sops for the agriculture sector in its attempt to arrest rural distress and help farmers earn more ahead of key state elections this year and national polls in 2019. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely announced a slew of new schemes and measures in his annual budget proposals […]

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India becomes world’s largest fish producing country as output increases – minister

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India’s overall fish production has increased by about 19% in comparison to the last three years to make the country the biggest fish producing nation with a total output of 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17, farm minister Radha Mohan Singh said. Speaking at an event to mark the World Fisheries Day, Singh said inland fish […]

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