The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was established in 2006 as an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India to enhance fish production and productivity in the country and to coordinate fishery development in an integrated and holistic manner. A wide range of fishery development activities viz., intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks, culture based capture fisheries in reservoirs, , establishment of infrastructure such as fish landing centres, fishing dressing centres and solar drying of fish, domestic marketing, deep se, ornamental fisheries and up gradation and capacity building of fishermen and fish farmers are being supported through the State Governments/Implementing agencies.
The Mission of the Organisation is Holistic development of the fisheries sector through enhancement of fish production and productivity; to supplement nutritious protein for the growing population; to accelerate the overall economy of the country, besides improving health, economy, exports, employment and tourism in the country. The objectives are:
• To provide focussed attention to fisheries and aquaculture (Production. Processing, Storage, Transport and marketing)
• To achieve sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources
•To apply modern tools of research and development for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
• To provide modern infrastructure mechanisms for effective fisheries management and optimum utilization
• To train and empower women in the fisheries sector and also generate substantial employment
• To enhance the contribution of the fish toward food and nutritional security
NFDB aims to realize the potential of state through scientific, managerial and financial support to state fish farmers and entrepreneurs.The state of Assam has taken benefit from NFDB in Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks,Reservoir Fisheries Developement,Domestic marketing, Technology upgradation and other activities. It needs no mention that Fisheries and Aquaculture sector of Assam has been witnessing an impressive growth during last decade, but the immense potential of existing fisheries resources is yet to be fully harnessed through scientific management.In order to realize the full potential and with to encourage the the fish farmers we are taking support from NFDB.