DISTRICT FISHERIES, GANJAM
Ganjam District is considered to be one of the potential aquaculture resources districts of the state in the form of Freshwater 11580.0ha, Brackish water 4023.04ha & Marine Fisheries with 60Km. coast line. These resources are very much suitable for pond culture, reservoir fisheries & shrimp culture. It provide an excellent opportunity to develop pisciculture for increasing fish production to meet the growing demand of the people as well as play a significant role for providing employment opportunity to the rural poor.
District Fisheries Officer looks after the development of fisheries sector of the District with assistance from Addl. Fisheries officer, Junior Engineer., Inspector of Cooperative Society (Fy) etc at Dist level & Asst. Fisheries Officers station at Block level under the direct supervision of DDF (GZ), Berhampur. SFTAs & JFTAs are assisting at different level as per requirement.
Several lucrative schemes are being implemented by the Fisheries Department in our state Odisha. Amongst the schemes some are solely State funded whereas most are being executed by both the State Government & Central Government. The objective of all the schemes is to increase the fish production and meet the demand along with socioeconomic development of the fish farmer and fisher community.