Global Fisheries Conference India 2023

  • Commences On the occasion of World Fisheries Day.
  • Organised by the Department of Fisheries.
  • It began at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • It is inaugurated by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Mr Parshottam Rupala.
  • An information brochure “State Fishes of India Booklet” was released.
  • It contains details of 21 fish species adopted as State Fish and declared as State Aquatic Animals.
  • A data book, “Handbook on Fisheries Statistics year 2022” was also released.
  • It contains details on key data points and performance indicators of the Fisheries sector.
  • The Inland Reservoir Lease Portal of the Government of Gujarat was launched.
  • Black spotted Crocker (commonly known as Ghol) – the State Fish of Gujarat was given a digital launch.


  • 10 foreign missions of France, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, Russia, Spain, Zimbabwe, Angola, Brazil and Greece.
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO).
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • Bay of Bengal Program (BoBP).
  • Marine Stewardship Council India (MSC).
  • Ministers from Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Goa and Andhra Pradesh.

Exhibition included:

  • Demonstration of aquariums.
  • Artificial reefs.
  • Seaweed Cultivation.
  • Capture fisheries.
  • Marine cage culture.
  • Biofloc.
  • RAS.
  • Fish feed.
  • LPG converter kits.
  • Pearl extraction.
  • Nucleus implantation.
  • Model of Setcom satellite terminals communication system.
  • Eco-friendly movable kiosks.
  • Multi-species hatchery.

World Fisheries Day awards

  • Andhra Pradesh Best Marine State.
  • Uttar Pradesh Best Inland State.
  • Assam Best Himalayan region and North Easter State.
  • Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) Best Marine District.
  • Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) Best Inland District.
  • Kamrup (Assam) Best Himalayan and North Eastern District Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) Best District in the Union Territories category.
  • Best Fish Farmers, Best Fisheries Cooperatives and the Best Fisheries Enterprises were also distributed.
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