A national workshop was organised on 6th and 7th September 2019 in Kolkata to develop the implementation plan for India’s 2018 Draft National Policy on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture (NIFAP). The Objectives of the Workshop were:
- To review existing social and ecological knowledge gaps that might influence processes and outcomes of existing and proposed inland fisheries governance systems;
- To develop realistic long-term and short-term action points to implement NIFAP with special emphasis on vulnerable and marginalised groups;
- To integrate elements of the SSF Guidelines in the implementation of NIFAP within the framework of a human rights-based approach; and
- To empower fishers and fishworkers to help build their institutional capacity and raise awareness about the SSF Guidelines in the context of implementing the NIFAP.
The Workshop was attended by almost 90 participants drawn from seventeen states and leading fisheries institutions.