Port Blair, July 10: Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency participated in National Fish Farmers Day 2023 Meet today at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu chaired by Shri Parshottam Rupala Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India along with Shri Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands apprised about the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) in A&N Islands, introduction of Kisan Credit Card as working capital for the farmers. Also briefed the steps being taken by Andaman & Nicobar Administration for Formulation of Guidelines for Deep Sea Fishing, scope of Tiger Shrimp domestication project, impetus for direct exports of Tiger Grouper. Emphasized on need Satellite foot-prints for tracking fishing vessels during Cyclonic weather and support for early approval of Near Coastal Voyage, direct flights to South East Asia and establishment of business linkages to facilitate direct Export of Fisheries and Marine Products.