National Fisheries Development Board
National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)
National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was set up in September 2006 with its headquarter at Hyderabad to realize the untapped potential of fisheries sector, fish culture, processing & marketing of fish, application of modern tools of research & development` for optimizing production and productivity in fisheries. The mandate was to give focused attention to the development of the fisheries sector and to meet the aspirations of the fishing industry.
Dr. P. Krishnaiah is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization
The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), ever since its inception in 2006, has been executing various programmes to enhance the national fish production and to augment the fish processing and marketing infrastructure in the country.
The national fish production is increasing and is expected to reach the 10.0 million tonnes by 2012.
Though, the 11th plan had put an ambitious target of 10.0 million tons fish production by the end of the plan period.
The NFDB organizes Fish Festivals every year. One such festival, “Indian Fish Festival (INFISH-2009)” was a big success. In 2010 also NFDB organized INFISH 2010 from 9th to 12th July, 2010 at Hyderabad. Besides exhibition of aquarium fishes, there was a focus on value added fish products and fish technologies. This would be a great occasion to interact with scientists, officials, farmers and private entrepreneurs alike.
The Board, in collaboration with the Marine Products Development Authority (MPEDA), Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture and the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA), is establishing a quarantine facility at Chennai for testing SPF Brood Stock of White Prawn i.e. L. Vannamei.