MoFAHD provides financial assistance to set up FFPOs

The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAHD) under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya SampadaYojana (PMMSY) is providing financial assistance for setting up of Fish Farmers Producer Organizations (FFPOs) to economically empower the fishers and fish farmers and enhance bargainin...Read more

ICAR organises entrepreneurship prog on fisheries

The a-IDEA, Agri-Business Incubator of the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, recently organised a Sensitization Programme on 'Entrepreneurship Development in Fisheries Sector for Students of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai' to sensitise about the entreprene...Read more

High demand for exotic crops leading to growth of hydroponics market: Report

Hydroponics market size was estimated to be $2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $27 billion by 2031 at a CAGR of 26.9 per cent. Hydroponics is a climate conformable and beneficial innovation that fascinates the way toward growing plants by utilising mineral supplement arrangements in sand, rock, or fluid w...Read more

MoPSW part-funding fishing harbour projects in convergence with Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) is part-funding fishing harbour projects in convergence with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) for the welfare of the fishermen community. There are 28 fishing harbour projects (Rs 2,598 crores) identified under Sagarmala fo...Read more

Commerce Minister critical on fisheries subsidy negotiations at WTO meet

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal recently took part at the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on the crucial fisheries subsidy negotiations. Goyal mentioned that India is very keen to finalise the agreement because irrational subsidies and overfishing by many countries is hu...Read more

Aquaculture Start-up Aquaconnect secures $4M Pre-Series A Round

Aquaconnect, South Asia's largest aqua farmers’ network, announced today that it has raised USD 4 million (Rs 29.7 Crores) in a pre-Series A round led by Rebright Partners and Flourish Ventures. AgFunder and 6G Capital also participated in this round, along with existing investors Omnivore and HATCH. Aquaco...Read more

Meat & seafood start-up TenderCuts strengthens its presence in Bengaluru  

 Chennai-based start-up TenderCuts, India’s first omni-channel and tech-driven fresh meat and seafood company, sets foot in Bengaluru with the launch of its offline stores and online delivery. Currently, the residents in vicinities of JP Nagar, Koramangala and HSR Layout would be the first group of pri...Read more

ICAR-CIFRI signs agreement with Glaucus Agrochem

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata has signed the Technology Transfer License Agreement of ICAR-CIFRI ARGCURE with the Glaucus Agrochem.   Dr Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR stated that the ICAR-CIFRI ARGCURE will surely provide resp...Read more

NFDB celebrates National Fish Farmers Day

The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) recently celebrated National Fish Farmers Day virtually. The National Fish Farmers Day is observed every year to demonstrate solidarity with all fisherfolk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders throughout the country. The annual event is celebrated to commemorate ...Read more

Parshottam Rupala sworn in as Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Parshottam Rupala has been promoted as a Cabinet minister and will head the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy. Rupala (66), who belongs from the Patel community in Gujarat, will be in charge of the ministry formed in 2019 to promote allied farm activities for enhancing farmers' income. Earlier, Rup...Read more

Union Minister for Fisheries launches Matsya Setu app for fish farmers

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh, launched the online course mobile app 'Matsya Setu'. The app was developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyder...Read more

Licious raises $192M investment for technology led supply chain transformation  

 Bengaluru-based Licious, a tech-powered, full stacked D2C fresh meat and seafood brand, has announced Series F funding round of $192 million. The round is led by Singapore-headquartered Investment Company Temasek, and Multiples Private Equity. Brunei Investment Agency also participated in the round. Existing...Read more