Fisheries Department

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Head of Office Designation : Assistant Director (Aquaculture)

Office address : Ponneri, Tiruvallur District

About the Department

After re-organization of the Fisheries Department the office of the Assistant Director of Fisheries (Aquaculture) functioning at Ponneri from July 2000 onwards. Under the control of this office, the O/o. Inspector of Fisheries Poondi is functioning.

The following activities are implemented

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Fish Seed Production

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Fishermen Co-operative Societies

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Free Housing Scheme

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Fishermen Welfare Board

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Fishermen Accident Insurance Scheme

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Pro-water  bodies

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Fisheries Development Mission Programme and FFDA

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Coastal Aquaculture Authority, BFDA Subsidy Details & Research and Extension

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A.G.A.M.T

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S.G.S.Y. Training Programme

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National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

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National Agricultural Development Programme (NADP)

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Fish culture in Floating Net cages

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IAMWARM

Fish Seed Production

The seed production and target achievement is fixed for the O/o. the Inspector of Fisheries at Poondi for the periods 2008-09 & 2009-10 are as follows.

 
Station

2008-09

2009-10

Target

Achievement

Revenue

Target

Achievement

Revenue

Poondim
Breeding Seed Production

125.00

95.7

 

-

2.00

 
Seed rearing

Late Fry

Fingerlings

Early Fry

11.00

11.74

168113/-

 

--

1.44

6.55

 

1.100

2.178

9.62

 

Rs.34400/-

Rs.18603/-

Rs.96200/-

Sathya Moorthi Sagar Reservoir
Seed Stocking

5.00

2.97

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19.58

9.62

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Department Fishing (in tons)
Stocked

7.40

0.185

1075.50/-

--

0.037

Rs.1850/-

Unstocked

7.00

0.0555

1162.50/-

--

0.003

Rs.40/-

Licence Fishing
Stocked

100.00

131.648

 

--

167.799

 

Unstocked

330.00

232.330

 

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335.599

 

Licence issued

3672

Rs.128180/-

2826

98910/-

    Fishermen Co-Operative Societies

            No of FCS (Men) / Total No of members         20 / 1953

            No of FCS (Women) / Total No of members     1 / 90

            Total No. of FCS / Total No. of Members        21 / 2043

   
Free Housing Scheme

 
SI. No.

 
Name of the Society

2005-2006

2006-2007

No. of Houses Allotment

Construction completed

No. of Houses Allotment

Construction completed

1.

Sri. Lakshmi Amman

50

32

20

11

2.

Kuppammal Chathiram

05

04

24

23

3.

Athupakkam

15

12

10

06

4.

Pattarai Perumbudur

02

-

-

-

5.

Kannimma Pettai

-

-

15

11

6.

Kaivandoor

-

-

08

04

7.

Athur

-

-

09

01

8.

Krishnapuram

-

-

11

09

9.

Arumbakkam

-

-

03

03

       Total

72

48

100

68

The stage of payment made for the Period 2005-06 is at Rs.18,05,000/-   &   2006-07 is at Rs.20,02,000/-

    Fishermen Welfare Board

    No of Applications Issued          -   2680      &      No of Identity Cards received    -   2030

Society Members in Welfare Board

Non Members in FMWB

Marriage

Education

Natural Death

Accident Death

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Total

1085

279

1364

336 

330

666

16

13

6

2

37

           

60000

21250

60000

200000

341250

Fishermen Accident Insurance Scheme

        The Fishermen Co-operative Society members are insured by the government. If the fishermen die due to accident  or during fishing, the relief has given to fishermen & women (Rs.50,000) in case of partial disability Rs.25,000/- given as a relief for the period 2008 – 09 Rs.1,00,000/- was released to the deceased family members and for the year 2009-10, so for there is no relief measures given.

Pro-water  bodies

        As per G.O. Ms. No.332 Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Dated.17.11.1993 the Inland fishermen Co-operative societies has taken 5 years lease for fishing and the total water spread area is 1207.91 Ha.

Fisheries Development Mission Programme and FFDA

        As per GO.Ms No.27 Animal Husbandry Dairy and Fisheries Government has given a subsidy @ of Rs.1875/- per hectare to the fresh water / prawn farmers.

        No of Beneficiaries                    -   19

        Total No of Water spread Area    -   97.95 hectare

        Subsidy released                Rs.   -  1,31,587/-

The suitable fish farmers selected and subsidy were released to encourage & enhance the fish production.
The following details are as follows.

Sl. No

Particulars

2007 - 2008
1   Water Spread area (Ha.) 29.80
2   Subsidy released (Rs.) 6,85,962/-

Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA)

All the Existing shrimp farms must registered their farms in the costal aquaculture authority as per the CAA act 2005.
The applications received and processed details are as follows.

1  No. of Applications Received 72
2  No. of Registration Issued 53
3  Farms to be Inspected -
4  Rejected by DLC 14
5  Rejected Application re-inspected 5
6  Additional particulars pending with farmers 1
7  Total No. of Shrimp farms 113
8  Farms in Patta land 96
9  Farms in Govt. Poramboke land 37
10  Authorization issued by the earlier AAI 16
11  No. of Farmers not applied to CCA 24

BFDA Subsidy Details

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Particulars

2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010
1   No. of Beneficiaries 2 7 2
2   Subsidy amount released (Rs.) 101200 268800 83200
3   Total water spread area (Ha.) 2.53 6.72 2.08

Research and Extension

        The State Fisheries Research council assigned a three years research problem for the period 2008-10. Under the control of this office the Research Assistant, Vanianchavadi doing the research work titled the “Study on the prevalence of shrimp diseases”. Based on the findings the extension activities will be taken up for the benefits of the shrimp farmers at Tiruvallur district.

A.G.A.M.T

        During the period 2008-2009 in Tiruvallur District 13 Blocks were Identified 52 Tanks and selected only 33 tanks for stocking major carp of 1,40,900 Nos. Similarly for the period 2009-10 only 8 Blocks are selected and the AGAMT work is in progress.

S.G.S.Y. Training Programme

The Training Programme was implemented to the Tsunami affected coastal villages in Tiruvallur the details are as follows

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Training Components

No. of Beneficiaries

Amount Rs.
1   Value added Programme 375 350223
2   Seaweed Culture 249 170526
3   Engine Repair and Net Mending 1716 991152
4   Crab Fatterning 10 37000
5   Solar Drying 25 22833

        During the 1st fortnight of March 2010 the 25 Marine fishermen from 8 Coastal districts was trained by Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture (ICAR) Chennai. Out of 25 Marine Fishermen, two fishermen from Tiruvallur district trained for this (TOT) training programme on Finfish culture in floating net cages.

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

        Under this newly implemented scheme fund has provided to renovate the existing prawn/ fish farm or to construct a new farms for the increase of fish and fishery development at Tiruvallur district. For the period 2008-09, eight applications received and recommended to NFDB.

        The three days training programme was also given under this scheme titled “Reservoir Fishery Management” to 250 Poondi fishermen fixed as a target for the current year.

National Agricultural Development Programme (NADP)

        The Fisheries staff training institute, Chennai has to conduct a various training programme including ornamental fish culture under this scheme for which the beneficiaries belongs to Tiruvallur district who are actively involved in fish culture / capture were identified and selected by this office. For the period 2008-09 the 30 FFDA farmers were benefited by the NADP programme.

Fish Culture in Floating Net Cages

        The Inland Fisherman Co-operative Society members were selected and trained under NFDB programme for fish culture in floating net cages. The fishermen belongs to Sadhurangapettai near Poondi is taken up for this project for upgradation of their livelihood support. The fish seeds stocked in cages on 09.07.2009 and fed with floating pellets as a supplementary feed and this experiment is in progress. 

IAMWARM

        The Araniyar & Kosasthalaiyar sub basins are selected for IAMWARM scheme under which the fishery activities to cover construction of farms ponds, fish ponds, seed rearing in cages, ornamental fish culture, to provide fishing implements & setting up of Kiosks for hygienic fish marketing. The physical & financial details are as follows:

Aryaniyar Sub Basin

Financial                                                                                     (Rs. in lakhs)

Sl. No.

Components

Total Project

2009-10

2010-11

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

1

Aquaculture in irrigation tank

300 Ha.

3.15

80 Ha

0.95

220 Ha 

2.20 

2

Fish seed rearing in cages

5

1.50

5

1.50

-

-

3

Farm Ponds

20

3.00

10

1.50

10

1.50

4

Ornamental fish culture

4

8.00

1

2.00

3

6.00

5

Fish Kiosk

1

4.00

1

4.00

-

-

6

 

IEC/CB &documentation

 

0.80

 

0.70

-

0.10

 

Total (Rs. in lakhs)

 

20.45

 

10.65

 

9.80

   Kosasthalaiyar Sub basin

Financial                                                                                                                     (Rs. in lakhs)

Sl. No.

Components

Total Project

2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011

Phy

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

Phy.

Fin.

1  Aquaculture in Irrigation tanks
 Establishing  Fish Seed Bank

1

4.00 1 3.10 1 0.90
2  Aquaculture in farm ponds 15 2.25 15 2.25 - -
3  Fish Kiosks 1 4.00 1 4.00 - -
4  Fishing Implements 20 1.20 20 1.20 - -
5  Ornamental fish culture 4 8.00 1 2.00 3 6.00
6  IEC / CB   0.80 - 0.70 - 0.10
Total (Rs. in lakhs)   20.05   13.76   7.51

        The additional DPR was submitted to Commissioner of Fisheries, Chennai for Amur carp breeding centre at Poondi (Government Fish Farm) for the sum of Rs.15.00 lakhs and 1 kiosk each for Araniyar Basin and Kosasthalaiyar Basin for the sum of Rs.4.00 lakhs each during the period 2010-2011, and the total additional amount for the sum of Rs.23.00 lakhs is included under IAMWARM project for Tiruvallur District.