Fish production to be increased to 200 lakh tonnes by 2022-23

New Delhi: The government aims to increase fish production to 200 lakh tonnes by 2022-23, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday.

“Fish production to be raised to 200 lakh tonnes by 2022-23,” Sitharaman said.

“The framework for development, management and conservation of marine fishery resources to be put in place,” she added.

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The Finance Minister, during the Budget presentation also said, “Youth and fishery extension work to be enabled by rural youth as ‘Sagar Mitras’, forming 500 fish farmer producing organizations.”

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