Fishery Department, Assam
In order to increase fish and quality fish seed production in the state with optimum utilization of resources and for the Implementation of fishery-related schemes of the State and National level, the Government of Assam established the Fishery Department in 1991.
The primary objectives of the department are:
- To identify and promote research and studies on fisheries and fishery-related areas so that benefit can be disseminated to the grass-root level users.
- To collect, compile, analyze and make available adequate/relevant statistical and other information for proper planning to promote fish farming and related industries/ activities.
- To prepare/support in preparation/vet project reports and proposals related to Fisheries and Fishery related industries.
- To provide extension services to fish farmers/ fishermen and fishery entrepreneurs.