West Bengal Eyes Fisheries Sector as Big Investment Target
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Financial Express] by Indronil Roychowdhury January 10, 2017
West Bengal has categorized fisheries sector as a sunrise sector providing investment opportunities in areas of fish production, fish exports, fish processing and fish tourism. The development is designed to compete with Vietnam for seafood exports both overseas and to other parts of Asia.
While the state wants to give a major boost in fish production to unleash the target of the National Fisheries Development Board of increasing productivity by 8% annually to touch 1. 5 million tones of production by 2020, it wants to tap a considerable portion of the Rs 30 million umbrella scheme, which seeks to bring about blue revolution and integrated development and management of fisheries.
Soumyajit Das, director, West Bengal State Fisheries Board, said the state has send a Rs 25 million first phase propos
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