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Fisheries Deptt. implementing various flagship schemes & activities under PMMSY for tapping abundant fishery resources in Isles

Port Blair ,

Fisheries is an important sector in India that provides employment to millions of people apart from contributing to the food security of the country. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands have vast potential for fisheries development in view of its Coastal length of about 1,962 km and Continental shelf area of 35,000 Sq Km. 
  The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around this Islands is about 6,00,000 Sq Km with an estimated Fishery potential of 1.48 lakh MT which is 3.8% of our Country's total Fishery Potential. For augmentation of Fish production and to harvest the untapped fishery resources without affecting the fragile ecosystem, the Department of Fisheries, A & N Administration is implementing various schemes/programmes.