ANSWER: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries
CCEA has approved the implementation of an umbrella CSS scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries with an outlay of INR 3000 crore for 5 years. The Central Sector Scheme covers development and management of inland fisheries and marine fisheries including deep sea fishing as well as realising the Blue Revolution through activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board. Scheme has the following 6 parts:
(a) National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and its activities,
(b) Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture,
(c) Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post Harvest Operations,
(d) Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector,
(e) Institutional Arrangement for Fisheries Sector and
(f) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions.
The components of the scheme namely (a) Strengthening of Database & Geographical Information System of the Fisheries Sector, (b) Institutional Arrangement for the Fisheries Sector and (c) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and other need-based Interventions would be implemented Departmentally with 100% central funding. Scheme also provides for linkages with Sagar Mala project.