International Conclave On Mainstreaming Climate Change Into International Fisheries Governance And Strengthening Of Fisheries Management Measures In Indo-Pacific Region Inaugurated

  • Inaugurated by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (FAH&D) Shri Parshottam Rupala
  • Organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, and the Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO)
  • Held during 17th-19th October, 2023 at Mahabalipuram, Chennai.
  • To develop guidelines for climate-resilient fisheries management and formulate strategies for the integration of climate change into international fisheries governance.
  • Will be a great help to the fisher communities of the Indo-Pacific region to tackle adversaries and able to minimize the impact.
  • Government of India is setting up a Multipurpose Seaweed Park (integrated aquapark) in worth Rs.1.27 billion in Tamil Nadu.
  • Fisheries sector provides livelihood for over 2.8 crore fishers and fish farmers at the primary level.
  • Seafood exports more than doubled in the last nine years (₹63,969 crore – US$8.09 billion in 2022-23).
  • Shrimp exports also doubled in the last nine years ₹43,135 crore -US$5.48 billion in 2022-23).
  • Approximately 6 lakh fisher families are provided with livelihood and nutritional support annually during the fishing ban and lean period.
  • Average of 38 lakh fishers per year are insured under the Group Accident Insurance Scheme “GAIS”.
  • The first Global Fisheries Conference is to be held on 21-22 November 2023 at Ahmadabad, Gujarat on the occasion of World Fisheries Day.
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