Providing Large Fishing Vessels to Fishermen of Tamil Nadu
A sub component on ‘Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing’ has been introduced under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on ‘Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’ to provide Deep Sea Fishing Vessels to the traditional fishermen, their societies, associations, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Fishers Producer Organizations (FPOs) for construction of larger deep sea tuna long liners at a project cost of Rs.80 lakh per vessel with 50% Central subsidy assistance. Under the Central Plan Scheme, a sum of Rs.300 crore has been released to the Government of Tamil Nadu during 2017-18 for procurement of Tuna Long liners for traditional fishers and for construction of fish landing centre at Kunthakal in Rameshwaram District of Tamil Nadu.
Central Financial Assistance under the sub component on ‘Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing’ has also been sanctioned to State Government of Andhra Pradesh (Rs.259.20 Lakh) and Government of Gujarat (Rs. 211.20 Lakh).
As per ‘Report of the Working Group for Revalidating the Potential of Fishery Resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone’ (2011) the potential yield of oceanic resources is estimated at 216,500 tonnes, which shall be targeted by Deep Sea Fishing Vessels introduced under the said sub component on ‘Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing’.
This Information was given by the Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shrimati Krishna Raj