Feb 22, 2023: CM Pramod Sawant encouraged attendees to enter the industry in huge numbers so they may take advantage of the numerous programmes under blue revolution that the state fisheries department has put in place. Keep reading to know more!
According to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Goa would create four fishing villages through a Central Government-funded programme, with the State Government supplying all the infrastructure.
When speaking at the Goa Mega Aqua Fish Festival's opening ceremony on Friday, Dr. Sawant encouraged attendees to enter the industry in huge numbers so they may take advantage of the numerous programmes under blue revolution that the state fisheries department has put in place. “Two of these will be in North Goa and two in South Goa. Here, cage farming, prawn and mussel culture can be tapped,” he said.
In picture: Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant
- The Blue Revolution, with its numerous initiatives, is primarily concerned with boosting fisheries productivity and production from domestic and offshore aquaculture and fisheries resources.
Four BSc in marine science and fisheries students are sponsored by the state each year. Sawant urged the young people to submit their applications so that Goans(people living in goa) can do research in the fisheries sector and contribute to the Blue Economy and Blue Revolution.
The promotion of the fisheries industry in Goa in a sustainable way can develop young entrepreneurs. Instead of relying solely on natural fishing, modern technologies can be used to engage in fish culture, according to fisheries minister Nilkanth Harlankar. With the assistance of organisations like the National Institute of Oceanography, “we are ready to teach progressive fishing with the help of institutes such as the National Institute of Oceanography and enhance the fisheries infrastructure in Goa,” he added.
According to Arun Kumar Mishra, the secretary of the fisheries department, an app will be released nationwide to connect fishermen with the mainland to keep them informed about advancements or security issues at sea.
Panaji is hosting the Aqua Goa Mega Fish Festival to educate the public about the variety of fish and the fishing business. Visitors can sample a variety of eatable fish at the three-day festival. Fisheries researchers and educators will present their most recent results at the festival. Also, owners of ornamental fish will exhibit a variety of aquatic animals, and participants in the fishing industry will give expertise on the sector to fish farmers.
Earlier in the day, Harlankar and Shamila Monteiro, director of fisheries, stopped by a number of booths set up at the SAG(Sports authority of Goa) grounds in Campal and spoke with owners of ornamental aquariums, fish producers, and other people involved in the fisheries sector.