Karnataka Govt to make QR code-based card mandatory for fishermen  

     The Karnataka Government has announced that QR Code based biometric cards are now mandatory for the fishermen in the state. The information was given by Minister for ports and Karnataka, Kota Srinivas Poojary. He was speaking at a meeting on coastal fisheries in Mangaluru. He also said that t...Read more

Govt launches 'Matsya Sampada', first fisheries and aquaculture newsletter

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh launched the first edition of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter “MATSYA SAMPADA” published by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India. Operational Guidelines...Read more

Sustainable development key to enhancing competitiveness in the fisheries : Secretary Fisheries Dept.  

     Rajeev Ranjan, Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Govt of India, said that sustainable development is key to increasing the competitiveness in the fisheries sector. “Reducing post-harvest losses in fisheries to less than 10% is extr...Read more

ICAR-CIFRI initiates ‘Innovative Reservoir Enhancement Programme’ for fishers  

    The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata in association with the Fisheries Department, Government of Odisha and Primary Fisheries Cooperative Society, Salia initiated an “Innovative Reservoir Enhancement Programme” in Salia Reservoir under the Schedule ...Read more

MPEDA-RGCA set new standard by producing 15 tonnes of seabass  

  Setting a new standard, a demonstration farm of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA), which works under the MPEDA, has produced 15 tonnes of seabass from just one hectare area.  MPEDA officials said that the initiative would encourage the farming community to grow this delectable fish as an...Read more

GADVASU organizes webinar on ‘Covid-19 Crisis: Mitigation Strategies’ for shrimp farmers

  College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences (GADVASU), had organised An Industry- Farmer- Academia Webinar on “Covid-19 Crisis: Mitigation Strategies for Shrimp Farmers of Punjab”, under the leadership of Dr Prakash Singh Brar, Dean of College of Veterinary Sciences, Pri...Read more

India’s fish export likely to fall 5-10 % in FY20 due to COVID-19 crisis: Giriraj Singh  

    Fish export from India, the world’s fourth largest exporting nation, is likely to decline by 5-10 per cent in 2019-20 due to demand compression in the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh said on Tuesday in press conference.  The country had exported fish valu...Read more

Aqua-tech start-up Aquaconnect receives ‘World Changing Ideas 2020’ award  

    Aquaconnect, a Chennai based aquaculture technology venture, has been recognised as one of the Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2020 for its AI-backed innovations in the field of aqua-farming.  The World Changing Ideas Award is a global award dedicated to honouring businesses, polici...Read more

Mpeda develops testing protocol for adulteration in seafood  

    The quality control laboratory of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (Mpeda) has developed a testing protocol for formaldehyde adulteration in seafood. The lab in Kochi is now equipped to detect the presence of formaldehyde, which is wrongly used for preserving seafood and the chemic...Read more

FAO recognizes CIFT’s work on ‘Food and fishing gear loss’

The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology’s (CIFT) work on ‘Food and fishing gear loss’ — the first attempt from the country in the area of fishing gear loss — has got appreciation from the Food and Agricultural Organization and published by the world food body as “Food and ...Read more

ICAR-CMFRI launches GIS database of fish landing centres to Covid19 hotspots  

     ICAR-CMFRI launches GIS based info of vicinity of fish landing centres to COVID-19 hotspots. The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi launched a novel initiative for enabling the online GIS tracking of the Marine Fish Landing Centres and their proximity to the COVID-19 hots...Read more

SpiceJet transports 225 tonnes of shrimp from Visakhapatnam amid lock down  

     SpiceJet is transporting record quantities of shrimps from Visakhapatnam and supporting the government’s ‘Marine Krishi Udaan’ initiative. SpiceJet launched dedicated freighter flights on February 25 to ferry shrimps. The airline has transported 225 tonnes of shrimp from Vi...Read more