FISHCOPFED has signed an MOU with the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad to set up initially 16 Aqua One Centers in the state of Assam, Jharkhand and Odisha.
On success it shall be replicated in other states of the country. In all six firms have been shortlisted in the country including FISHCOPFED from the cooperative sector whereas the others are from the private sector.
Each AOC shall provide ICT enabled aquaculture support services besides all other related services under one roof to the registered fish farmers with an aim to transfer latest technology to enhance fish production and focus on e-traceability.
It is an improved modified concept to empower potential fish farmers.
Funding support to the extent of 80% shall be provided for NE states and 50% for other states shall be applicable to FISHCOPFED.
The federation which has already opened up eight offices in the country shall coordinate with its member institutions and the concerned state Fisheries Dept to make it a success, said Fishcopfed MD B K Mishra.
Earlier, Fishcopfed got into the spotlight with convergence of Group Accident Insurance Scheme with Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yozana (PMSBY) to be implemented through the cooperative for the fishery sector.
The FISHCOPFED has been identified as the nodal agency by the Govt. of India to implement the Scheme for the fisheries sector.