India Invests Rs 126 Crore to Install Artificial Reefs in Coastal…
25 September 2023
The Indian Department of Fisheries has sanctioned 732 artificial reef units for 10 coastal states with a total investment of Rs 126 crore as a sub-activity under “Integrated Modern Coastal Fishing Villages” of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).
The installation of artificial reefs in coastal waters and undertaking sea ranches programs across all coastal states is expected to rejuvenate coastal fisheries and rebuild fish stocks.
The projects are being implemented with the technical support of Fisheries Survey of India (FSI) and ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).