India Inland Fisheries Governance

FAO - ICSF's Project on Support the social, economic and environmental transformation of the small-scale fisheries sector towards its better contribution to food security and poverty eradication as a result of improved policies, strategies and initiatives


International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust
22,First floor, Venkatrathinam Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai-600 020,
Phone: 91 44 24451217 / 216


  • Improving Inland Fisheries Governance in India


  • Organize workshop/s in partnership with CSOs/NGOs to develop action points on the SSF Guidelines for the Implementation Plan of the National Policy on Marine Fisheries with special emphasis on the vulnerable and marginalized groups
  • Organize a national workshop of local governments to raise awareness about the SSF Guidelines
  • Organize a national workshop based on the SSF Guidelines on mainstreaming gender into fisheries policies and legislation
  • Organize a national workshop on improving inland fisheries governance by adapting the SSF Guidelines
Workshop: Improving Inland Fisheries Governance in India: In the context of the Draft National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFAP), India, and the FAO SSF Guidelines, 6th-7thSeptember 2019

Concept Note



Draft National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFAP) in Indian Languages



1. Tenure, Fishing rights, Institutions and Governance- in the context of Inland Small-scale Fisheries in India by V. V. Sugunan

2. Tenure systems, institutions, and governance by Nachiket Kelkar

3. Fisheries Legislation and its Impact on Inland Fisheries in India by Ganesh Chandra & B. K. Das

4. Status of Policies & Legislative Environment in Inland Fisheries of Indian States by Ananthan, P.S.

5. Environmental Constraints for Inland Fisheries Development: Issues and Management Options by Manas Kr Das

6. Shifting of Women fish vendors from the fish selling sites of Patna, Bihar by Bibha Kumari

7. Socio-economic and gender issues in inland open waters by Aparna Roy

Group Discussions: Questions and Reports

Key questions for group discussion

1. Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Goa - Group Report by Shri Manas Roshan

2. Odisha - Group Report by Shri Sudhansu Sekhar Deo

3. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharshtra - Group Report by Smt. Srijayee Bhattacharjee

4. West Bengal and Tripura - Group Report by Smt. Sudipta Mukhopadhyayay

5. Assam and Manipur - Group Report by Smt. Ranjita Bania

6. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar: Group report by Shri Subhasis Dey 


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