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Fisheries Department

Government of Karnataka

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Our Main Services

Inland Sector

  1. Disposal of fishery rights of perennial and seasonal tanks by lease/tender- cum- auction
  2. Production and supply of quality fish seed
  3. License for exploitation of fishery resources in the water bodies like reservoirs, river stretches on payment of prescribed fee
  4. Assistance for construction of ponds to take up fish culture in water logged areas and own land
  5. Subsidy for purchase of fish seed
  6. Establishment of "Aquapark" for promoting ornamental fisheries
  7. Modernization of fish seed farms
  8. Stocking of fish seed in Reservoirs
  9. Supply of Fibre glass Coracles to fishers
  10. Soil and water quality testing facility at district offices free of cost


    Marine Sector

  1. Registration of fishing vessels
  2. Motorisation of traditional crafts
  3. Supply of sales tax exempted diesel to mechanized fishing boats
  4. Construction & Maintenance of fishing harbours and fish landing jetties
  5. Development, construction & improvement of fisheries Road, Bridges, Market etc
  6. Providing infrastructural support for establishment of Ice plants/ cold storages, fish meal plants and fish markets
  7. Subsidy on electricity used by ice plants
  8. Maintenance of fisheries link roads
  9. Dredging of fishing harbours
  10. Strengthening of fish marketing
  11. Providing SMS services to marine fishermen along with free SIM card

    Fishermen Welfare Schemes

  1. Insurance coverage is extended to the fishers who are exposed to the hazards of natural calamities while fishing through Group Accident Insurance scheme
  2. Houses are provided for the houseless fishers through "Matsya Ashraya" scheme
  3. Financial assistance is provided to the fishers during lean months through savings-cum relief schemes
  4. Distress Relief Fund for fishers
  5. Reimbursement of differential interest to commercial banks which provide loans to fishermen @ 2% interest
  6. Supply of fishery requisite kits
  7. Providing subsidy for fishing and fish marketing equipment

    Our Commitments included in SAKALA Services

Sl.NoName of the serviceOur service standard
1.Issue of Registration/ Licenses to Boats15 Working days
2.Issue of Licenses for fishing in Reservoirs10 Working days
3.Issue of Order for disposal of fishing rights at under the jurisdiction of District level Officer.45 Working days
4.Subsidy for purchase of fish seed70 Working days
5.Approval of Beneficiary for distribution of fishery requisite kits60 Working days
6.Registration of fish seed production and rearing farms60 Working days
7.Registration of ornamental fish farm/ hatchery/ shop60 Working days
8.Providing relief to distress fishermen – Death case90 Working days

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