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National Fisheries Development Board is located in ________.


1. Hyderabad 
2. Goa 
3. Mumbai 
4. Chennai 

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Hyderabad 

The correct answer is Hyderabad.

  • National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) was set up in September 2006 with its headquarter at Hyderabad to realize the untapped potential of the fisheries sector, fish culture, processing & marketing of fish, application of modern tools of research & development for optimizing production and productivity in fisheries.
  • The mandate was to give focused attention to the development of the fisheries sector and to meet the aspirations of the fishing industry. Hence option 1 is correct.
  • The Board, in collaboration with the Marine Products Development Authority (MPEDA), Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture, and the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA), is establishing a quarantine facility at Chennai for testing SPF Brood Stock of White Prawn. 

  • National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB):
    • NFDB works for the development of Fisheries in the country from Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds & tanks to Coastal Aquaculture.
    • It also focuses on: –
    • Human Resources development programs in fisheries sectors,
    • Deep-sea fishing & tuna processing,
    • Ornamental Fisheries,
    • Innovative Projects Quality seed dissemination program,
    • Cage & pen culture in open water bodies etc. 

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