National fisheries policy

November 02, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - KOCHI:

Suggestions invited

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, under the Union Ministry of Agriculture, has called on stockholders and the public at large to send in their views, opinions and suggestions on the proposed revised national marine fisheries policy.

The policy will be drawn up by a committee of experts chaired by Director General of Indian Council for Agricultural Research S. Ayyappan.

The suggestions can be sent both in the printed format and online. The website is The questionnaire is available in different languages, including in Malayalam.

The government has decided to go in for a revised policy after the Meenakumari Committee report on marine fisheries triggered a wave of protest across the country.

The suggestions must reach Director, CMFRI, PB No. 1603, Ernakulam North PO, Kochi by December 10. – Special Correspondent

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