FISHERIES DEPARTMENT MADURAI

ACTIVITIES

The main objective of the Fisheries Department is to maximize the fish production and as far as the inland fisheries is concerned the aim of the department is to augment fish production and the productivity in inland water through eco-friendly methods, which will strengthen the rural economy by creating productive employment opportunities. Optimizing utilization of inland water resources, the Fisheries Department aims at maximum participation of the people in the entire process.

 OFFICES IN MADURAI

Name of the Office

Address

Phone No.

Assistant Director Fisheries

(Inland Fisheries)

Madurai

Fisheries Complex

Petchiamman Padithurai

Madurai-625 001.

2347200

Deputy Director of Fisheries

(Regional)

Madurai.


Fisheries Complex

Petchiamman Padithurai

Madurai-625 001.

 

2345903


Deputy Manager,

Tamilnadu Fisheries

Development Corporation Ltd.

Madurai Unit, Madurai.


Fisheries Complex

Petchiamman Padithurai

Madurai-625 001.

2342401


Assistant Director Fisheries

(Extension & Training)

Madurai.


2/391 Karpaga Nagar,

K.Pudur,

Madurai-625 007.

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INLAND FISHERY RESOURCES IN MADURAI DISTRICT 

Sl. No.

Resource Details

Nos.

Total  Water Spread ( in ha.)

1

Sathiar Reservoir

1

90

2

Revenue Departmental Waters

1237

21965

3

Public Works Department Waters.

86

7466

4

Panchayat / Panchayat Union Tanks.

680

2325

5

 

Fisheries Department Waters.

a)Under Intensive Inland Fish Culture & Marketing Scheme

b)Under Fish Farmers Development Agency Scheme

 

176

 

29

 

8074

 

714

6

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowment Tanks

40

19

TOTAL

2249

40653

REGULAR ONGOING FISHERIES SCHEMES IN MADURAI DISTRICT.

  • Fish Seed Rearing & Distribution.

  • Reservoir Fisheries Development.

  • Intensive Inland Fish Culture & Marketing.

  • Madurai District Fish Farmers Development Agency Scheme.

  • Pilot Project on Sewage Fed Fisheries.

  • Socio-Economic Measures of Inland Fishermen/Fisher-women.

FISH SEED REARING AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Fish Seed Rearing Unit :Sathiar Fish Seed Farm.

  • Location :Konapatti Village 3 Kms. from Palamedu

  • Vadipatti Taluk- Madurai District

  • Farm-Seed Rearing area : 0.13 ha.

  • Infra Structure : 2 Rearing ponds- 30.50x15.15 x1.83 M. each

  • 20 Cement Nurseries- 6.10x3.03x1.20M.each

  • Annual Target for rearing Fish seed : 1.50 Lakhs.

  • Species reared : Quick growing Indian Major Carps-Catla, Rohu, Mrigal,& Common Carp.

PRESENT SELLING RATES OF FINGERLINGS.

  • Catla Fingerlings : Rs.480/- per 1000 Nos.

  • Rohu Fingerlings : Rs.300/- per 1000 Nos

  • Mrigal Fingerlings : Rs.300/- per 1000 Nos

  • Common Carp fingerlings : Rs.270/- per 1000 Nos

SUBSIDY OFFERED BY THE FISH FARMERS’ DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

Sl.No

Details

Eligible subsidy (subject to the following maximum)

For S.C/S.T.Fish farmers (25% of the expenditure)

For others (20% of the expenditure)

1.

In put per ha. (maximum ceiling 5 ha.)

Rs.7500/-

Rs.6000/-

2.

Reclamation and renovation of ponds per ha. (maximum ceiling 5 ha.)

Rs.15000/-

Rs.12000/-

3.

Conversion of own land into fish culture ponds per ha. (maximum ceiling 5 ha.)

Rs.50000/-

Rs.40000/-

4.

Integrated fish culture per ha.

Rs.20000/-

Rs.16000/-

5.

Bonus to encourage the fish farmers who have achieved 3 tonnes and more of fish per ha.

Rs.12500/-

(for all)

Rs.12500/-

(for all)

6.

Establishment of fish seed hatchery (Production

Capacity 10 million per annum ) 10% of the total Expenditure

Rs.80000/-

(for all)

Rs.80000/-

(for all)

7.

Fish Farmers Training –Period of training 10days

Incentive of Rs.50/- per day per farmer plus Rs.100/- flat rate towards the transport charges


WELFARE SCHEMES TO THE INLAND FISHERMEN
.

Sl.No.

Details of scheme &

Operation

Methodology

 

1

 

Fishermen Group Accident Insurance Scheme.

(Central& State sponsored)

 

Insurance premium per annum per fisherman member Rs. 12/- shared between Central & State on 50:50

basis. Eligible age from 18 to 65

RELIEF MEASURES.

Death due to accident .Relief Rs.50000/-

Partially disabled Rs. 25000/-

2

Fishermen free housing scheme. Fishermen should have own house site, but without pucca house.

 

100% Subsidy maximum Rs.37000/- for building a house as per approved plan.

3

 

Special scheme towards the purchase of fishing implements as and when announced by the Govt.

 

Subsidy as fixed by the Govt.

 


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