Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh announced an investment of Rs 400 crore in Goa to make the coastal state a fisheries hub in the country. The investment in the fisheries sector of Goa, which would be jointly raised by the Union government, the state fisheries board and others.
The plan includes creation of 30 fish landing jetties so that fishermen can anchor their boats near their villages. These jetties would be linked to the mainstream by constructing roads. Goa-based CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found that 200 sq km area in the coastal state is feasible for cage culture (an aquaculture production system where fish are held in floating net pens). This will encourage safe marine cultivation for the fishing sector.