The State of Andhra Pradesh under TDP Governance has 974 kilometers of coastline, about eight lakh hectares of reservoirs, living rivers, lakes, and other water sources, and one and a half lakh hectares of saltwater sources, so the Department of Fisheries has proposed to undertake programs to contribute to the production of one million tonnes of fish. It has been estimated that about 8.22 lakh tonnes of fishery resources can be found in inland water resources, 4 lakh tonnes of marine fish, and 0.75 lakh tonnes of prawns can be produced in saltwater ponds. 2001-02. A total of 7.13 lakh 20 tonnes of fish was obtained during the year. Out of which 6.08 lakh tonnes of fish, 1.05 lakh tonnes, lakh tonnes fish was received in the year 2002-2003. They have 40 lakh tonnes of fish and 1.25 lakh tonnes of prawns.
Fisheries contribute to the net state product value (2.47% of SDP i.e. 2193,39) while directly contributing to the development of fishermen, poor fish farmers, and others. Exporting Sunur earns Rs 2400 crores and this department, directly and indirectly, provides 1205 lakhs to rural farmers.
Andhra Pradesh ranks first in saltwater prawn production and freshwater prawn production. Also, the state is second in freshwater fish production. It ranks fifth in marine fish production. In terms of value, it ranks second in producing fish and shrimp among marine and inland resources. These news are followed by every citizen of AP through TDP Flash News.
3,59,393 fishermen are contributing to the extraction and production of such fishery resources in the state of Andhra Pradesh under the rule of aspirant leader Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu continues to be a member of cooperative societies related to their profession. 291,659 members of 3797 fishermen's cooperatives belonging to inland water bodies. There are 55,426 members of sea fishermen cooperative societies-266. There are 1,067 members of 17 cooperative societies belonging to saltwater fishermen. Apart from these 132 Fishermen Women Co-operative Societies - 8,448 registered members. Twenty-two District Fishermen's Co-operative Societies have -2,793 members.
The government of AP under great TDP MLAs and TDP Leaders has included in the "Light" project to facilitate the socio-economic development of 5.5 lakh fishermen living in economic darkness in 508 villages on the coastline of Andhra Pradesh. Almost all of them are poor fishermen below the poverty line. It is proposed to provide fishing boats and fish drying platforms to them. Motors are attached to traditional fishing boats. The scheme is also being implemented. And considered to be one of the greatest TDP Contributions to the welfare of Fishermen.
Keeping fish in ice boxes and maintaining cleanliness by using a fish drying rack can attract traders and increase fish sales. Food processing and value-added products not only increase traders but also increase employment opportunities. The Ministry of Food Processing provides subsidies for these schemes.
Sea fishermen who save at the rate of Rs 50 per month for nine months and fish in inland waters at the rate of Rs 45 per month for eight months will be given a matching grant during the non-fishing season.
Educating fish pond farmers for fish production and conservation. Breeding of fresh varieties can be considered possible.
While the central schemes are being implemented for the construction of houses, supply of ice boxes, and construction of boat mooring centers in the fish docks to support the fishermen who are suffering from the tidal waves, HSD for the needs of the fishermen is being implemented. Exemption of sales tax on oil, financial assistance to women fishermen
By doing so, the state government is supporting them. Also, 12 shore stations, supply of 745 A.H.F. sets, maintenance of auxiliary boats, training arrangements for fishermen, etc. in the year 2003-04 under the plan of the state government Rs.178.36 lakhs as state share. Rs.759.02 lakhs have been provided as a central share.
Establishment of retail shops to market fish produced in inland water bodies. The increasing availability of ready-to-eat processed fish to traders, the establishment of fast food outlets such as fingerlings, cutlets, etc.
In addition, employment opportunities for aqua farmers will increase significantly.