Odisha Fisheries Policy, 2015

Odisha state cabinet approved ‘Fisheries Policy, 2015’, with an objective to increase the productivity and production of fish from island, marine and brackishwater resources. As per the Odisha Fisheries Policy: The state government has set targets 7.15 lakh tonne of total fish production by the end of 2019-20 from present level of 4.13 lakh tonnes. Inland fish production target has set to 5.30 lakh tonnes from 2.63 lakh tonnes for the next five years. The freshwater fish productivity is aimed to be increased to 3.5 tonnes per hectare from 2.13 tonnes per hectare through extensive farming practices. State government to develop 15,000 hectares of new ponds and tanks for freshwater aquaculture in 30 districts by 2020. State expects the Fisheries Policy will create an additional direct employment for 60,000 persons.

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