The Sagar Parikrama Program will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala. This program has been organized by The Department of Fisheries, and the National Fisheries Development Board along with the Department of Fisheries, Indian Coast Guard, Fishery Survey of India, Gujarat Maritime Board, and fishermen representatives.
Focus of the program
The focus of Sagar Parikrama will be on the sustainable balance between the livelihood of coastal fisher communities and the usage of marine fisheries resources for the nation’s food security. This program will also put efforts to adopt several measures for the marine ecosystems’ protection. Sanctions or certificates related to the PM Matsya Sampada Yojana will also be awarded to the fish farmers, progressive fishermen, and young fishery entrepreneurs during this event. This event will serve as an example of the government’s commitment to developing fisheries management plans and transforming the fisheries sector, as well as necessary regulatory frameworks implemented to ensure effective fisheries governance. It will also examine ways to improve the fishermen’s livelihood opportunities. Importance will be given on issues like climate change, livelihoods, security, and commerce.
It is a navigation journey that will take place in all coastal states/UTs along a pre-decided sea route to show unity with all fishermen, fish farmers, and other stakeholders.
As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ this initiative has been launched.
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