Government launched Aqua Bazaar feature of Matsya Setu App

To protect the interests of fish farmers and to benefit them from new technologies Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, launched the Online Market Place feature “Aqua Bazar” in the “MatsyaSetu” mobile app.

Features of Aqua Bazar

  • The app was developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).
  • This online marketplace will help the fish farmers and stakeholders to source the inputs such as fish seeds, feed, medicines, etc., and services required for fish culture as well as farmers can also list their table-size fish for sale.
  • It aims to connect all stakeholders in the aquaculture sector.
  • Through this platform, any registered vendor can list their input materials. Every listing will contain detailed information about the product, price, available quantity, supply area, etc. along with the seller’s contact details.
  • It also allows the fish farmers to list their grown table-size fish/fish seeds for sale with an option to indicate the date of availability along with the price offer. Interested fish buyers will contact the farmers and offer their prices.

About Matsya Setu App

  • Matsya Setu app was developed by ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar.
  • Funding support was provided by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad.
  • This app comprises of species-wise or subject-wise self-learning online course modules.
  • On the app, renowned aquaculture experts will explain basic concepts and practical demonstrations regarding breeding, seed production and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes such as carp, murrel, catfish, scampi, ornamental fish and pearl farming.

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