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Schemes for Ornamental Fisheries

Components of Assistance

  • Ornamental fish production – Backyard hatcheries for women SHGs / Fisher women cooperatives/ other house holds
  • Medium scale unit for ornamental fish production by the entrepreneurs
  • Integrated ornamental fishery units with hatcheries for ornamental fishes
  • Setting up of Aquarium fabrication units - women SHGs / Fisher women cooperatives/ others
  • Training and demonstration to the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Eligibility criteria

Backyard hatcheries for Ornamental fish production

  • Members of women SHGs / fisherwomen cooperatives and any household those who have own house with a minimum area of approximately 200-250 sft vacant land with adequate water facility for setting up of ornamental fish production unit.
  • Members of women SHGs/ fisherwomen cooperatives and any household those who have vacant land with a minimum area of approximately 200-250 sft and adequate water facility on lease for a minimum of 7 years period adjacent to their house for setting up of ornamental fish production unit .
  • Willing to take up the activity in accordance with the guidelines of NFDB
  • Prospective beneficiaries willing to undergo training at the Government sponsored institutions

Medium scale ornamental breeding and rearing unit

  • Entrepreneurs having owned a minimum area of approximately 300 mts vacant land with adequate water facility for setting up of ornamental fish production unit.
  • Entrepreneurs having taken a minimum area of approximately 300mts vacant land with adequate water facility on lease for minimum period of 7 years for setting up of ornamental fish production unit .
  • Willing to take up the activity in accordance with the guidelines of NFDB
  • Prospective beneficiaries willing to undergo training at the Government sponsored institutions.

Integrated ornamental fishery units

  • State Fisheries Department / Fisheries corporations / Federations/ICAR institutions having own land and water facilities adequate enough to set up the unit. The land along with water facility may be hired on lease basis with a minimum period of 7 years.
  • The private entrepreneurs having owned a minimum land area of 1000 sq fts and water facility for setting up of integrated ornamental unit.
  • The private entrepreneurs having taken a minimum land area of 1000 sq fts and water facility on lease for a period of 7 years to set up of integrated ornamental unit.
  • Willing to take up the activity in accordance with the guidelines of NFDB
  • Prospective beneficiaries willing to undergo training at the Government sponsored institutions.

Aquarium fabrication units

  • Members of Women SHGs /fisherwomen cooperatives and any individual having owned adequate vacant place for setting up fabrication of aquaria unit as prescribed by the NFDB.
  • Members of Women SHGs/ fisherwomen cooperative societies, any individual having taken adequate vacant land on lease for a minimum period of 7 years for setting up fabrication of aquaria unit as prescribed by NFDB.
  • Willing to take up the activity in accordance with the guidelines of NFDB
  • Prospective beneficiaries willing to undergo training at the Government sponsored institutions

Training of beneficiaries

  • Members of Women SHGs /Fisherwomen cooperatives and any individual setting up of ornamental units
  • Willing to take up the activity in accordance with the guidelines of NFDB.

Pattern of Assistance

S.No Name of the Activity/Scheme Unit Cost Pattern of Assistance
A Backyard Hatchery Rs. 1.50 lakh 40% unit cost as subsidy to members of Women SHGs/ Fisherwomen Cooperative Societies/ Entrepreneurs
B Medium Scale Unit Rs 4.00 lakh 40% unit cost as subsidy to all categories
of beneficiaries
C Integrated Ornamental
Fishery Units
Rs 15.00 lakh 40% Subsidy to the Government Agencies/ Government Institutions/ Entrepreneur
D Setting up of Aquarium
Fabrication Units
Rs. 1.00 lakh 40% unit cost as subsidy to members of Women SHGs/ Fisherwomen Cooperative Societies.

25% unit cost as subsidy to Entrepreneurs/individual persons.

Source: National Fisheries Development Board



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