Uttar Pradesh Fisheries Department was established in the year 1947, under Animal Husbandry Department with a view to carry out fisheries development in a planned manner. In the year 1966, the fisheries department was separated from the animal husbandry department and started working independently. After the eradication of zamindari in the first five-year plan period, some ponds were transferred to the fisheries department, in which development work was started.Fisheries development works gained special dynamism after the establishment of fisheries development agencies in the Sixth Five Year Plan. In order to meet the growing demand for fish seed in the state, 09 large size hatcheries were set up by Uttar Pradesh Fisheries Development Corporation. In the 7th Five Year Plan, fisheries development agencies were established in all the districts of the state, and through the agencies, fishermen were provided facility of loan and government grant, short term training and free technical information from banks for improvement of ponds/ construction of new ponds and first year production investments. The scheme operated in the financial year 2016-17 till the month of June-June 2016. New Central Sector Scheme "Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries" was launched by the Government of India in the year 2016-17, bringing all the above centrally sponsored / centrally funded schemes in one umbrella, under which various programs of fisheries development can be conducted.
Transforming rural poverty to prosperity through fisheries and aquaculture development
Multifold increase in fish production through technology driven aquaculture and community participated sustainable development of fisheries for poverty reduction, food and nutritional security, and accelerating inclusive economic growth.