Fishing Current Affairs, GK & News

Rural Infrastructure Development Fund

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) recently announced that it provided Rs 1,236 crores to Assam in 2020-21 from its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). What is RIDF? It was created in 1995-96 with an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crores. In 2020-21, Rs 29,848 crores was allocated to RIDF. With this ..

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Approved Standardised Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels Design and Specifications

The government of India has set up a Nodal Authority in order to frame the Approved Standardised Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels Design and Specifications (ASDDS).  It would help the fisheries departments of states to implement the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). About ASDDS ASDDS will provide a framework of minimum basic design parameters. The vessels ..

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State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries, 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization recently released the “State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries”, 2018. According to the report, the number of stocks subject to overfishing has decreased for the first time in decades in Mediterranean and Black sea marine Eco systems. The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) operating under Food and ..

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India extended LoC worth USD 18 million to Maldives

India has extended the Line of Credit worth $18 million to the Government of Maldives in order to expand the fishing facilities in the island country. The facilities will be improved at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO). Details The project is regarding investment in fish collection and storage facilities and the setting up of a ..

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June 5: International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Every year, on June 5, the International Day for the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing is observed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Highlights The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization celebrated the day for the first time in 2018. Why June 5? June 5 was selected because, it was on ..

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