Introduction

Meghalaya with its vast inland fishery resources offers tremendous scope for developing the fisheries sector, but lags behind in harnessing the potential of these natural resources. Though the state is predominantly a fish consuming State, the supply of fish is inadequate to meet its growing demand, making the State import fish from Andhra Pradesh. The Government of Meghalaya has identified fisheries as a key sector and has decided to launch the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (MSAM) co-terminus with the Twelfth Five Year Plan period (2012-13 to 2016-17). The MSAM has the following major objectives: (a) Development of existing water bodies and creation of additional water area for large scale fish production, including reclamation/rehabilitation of marshy and swampy lands, (b) Conservation of native, endangered and traditional species of Meghalaya and developing breeding farms of commercially potential species on a large scale, More »


  • Mission Document

    Download: Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission Document


    English | Khasi | Garo

  • Documents

    Notifications, Forms, Training Manuals, etc. of the Fisheries Department

  • Gallery

    Photos and videos of various fishery activities in Meghalaya

  • Community Fishery

    The scheme provides assistance to the communities to take up fish farming in their community lands


News:

  • 3rd State Aqua-Fest was held at State Central Library, Shillong on 16th Oct, 2015. Dr. Mukul Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya inaugurated the event.

  • Catch & Release Fishing Competition was held at Ward's Lake, Shillong on 13th Oct, 2015.

  • On 28th August, 2015, Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission was adjudged the winner of the Special Mention Award at the North East Social Impact Award 2015 in the category - Livelihood, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Employability, organized by the North East Development Foundation at NEDFI House, Guwahati Pictures

  • Dr. Mukul Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya inaugurates the Meghalaya State Fish Brood Bank, Umktieh (Ri-Bhoi District) on 21st May, 2015 in presence of Shri P.B.O. Warjri, Chief Secretary, Meghalaya and Ms. Leena Nair, Chairperson, MPEDA, Kochi Pictures

  • Inauguration of 1st Eco-Hatchery in South West Khasi Hills District on 13th May, 2015 Pictures

  • Dr. Mukul Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya inaugurates the Office of the Directorate of Fisheries, Shillong on 21st April, 2015 (See pictures) and also releases a document on the "Impact Assessment of the Thousand Ponds Scheme" View Document

  • Inauguration of Eco-Hatchery in South Garo Hills District on 5th Dec, 2014 Pictures

  • List of candidates eligible for Written Test for the post of Accountant View List

  • Result of the interview for the post of State Data Manager under FFDA View Result

  • 2nd State Aquafest was held in Shillong on 22nd October, 2014 Pictures

  • Flood damage on 22nd September, 2014 Pictures

  • List of candidates eligible for screening test for the post of State Data Manager View List

  • List of candidates eligible for the post of Data Entry Operator (Khasi & Jaintia Hills) View List

  • List of candidates eligible for the post of Data Entry Operator (Garo Hills) View List

  • Address by Dr. Mukul Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya on the occasion of the All India Conference of State Ministers in-charge of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries on 16th September, 2014 at New Delhi View Speech

  • Shri P.B.O. Warjri, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya inaugurated an Eco-Hatchery at Nongthymmai (Umsning), Ri-Bhoi District on 31st July, 2014 Pictures

  • NOTICE: Application invited for Community Fish Ponds (2013-14) English | Khasi | Garo

    Application Form (2013-14): English | Khasi | Garo

    Norms of the scheme (2013-14): English | Khasi | Garo

  • Shri W.M.S. Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya also releases a book on the history of the MSAM at the Aquafest View Book

  • Shri W.M.S. Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya also releases a book on the history of the MSAM at the Aquafest View Book

  • Shri W.M.S. Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya inaugurated the 1st State Aquafest held in Shillong on 6th & 7th November, 2013 Pictures

  • Workshop cum Orientation Programme, East Khasi Hills District (10.10.2013) Pictures

  • District Level Workshop-cum-Orientation Programme, Ri-Bhoi District, Nongpoh Pictures

  • Shri W.M.S. Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya inaugurated the Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Block, Department of Fishery Science, St. Anthony's College, Shillong on 9.9.2013 Pictures

  • Inauguration of an Eco-Hatchery, West Garo Hills District on 3.9.2013 Pictures

  • Signing of MoU with State Bank of India in presence of Shri W.M.S. Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya on 31.7.2013 Pictures

  • Training Report on the advances in seed production with special reference to FRP technologies for North Eastern states of India at CIFA, Bhubaneswar Download Report | Pictures

  • Training Report on the operation of FRP carp hatchery at MSFRTI Download Report | Pictures

  • Post-Launch Developmental Programmes Undertaken

  • Inauguration of first fish pond constructed under MSAM in Ri-Bhoi District on 28.6.2013 Pictures

  • Establishment of fish feed mills in private sector Application Form | Technical Manual

  • Shri Sniawbhalang Dhar, Hon'ble Minister, Meghalaya inaugurated the Meghalaya State Fisheries, Research & Training Institute at Mawpun, Ri-Bhoi District on 2.5.2013

  • Application form for Area Expansion through Community Water Bodies English | Khasi | Garo

  • Norms of the scheme: Area Expansion through Community Water Bodies English | Khasi | Garo

  • Dr. Mukul Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Meghalaya inaugurated the first fish pond under the MSAM on 30.3.2013 at Sohïong, East Khasi Hills District

  • Innovation in feeds & feeding practices by Dr. M.A. Hassan Download Presentation »

Amlayee Mahaseer Fish Sanctuary, Nongbareh

It has been a practice of the indigenous tribals to go into the hills for group hunting, or descend to the...

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MSAM in Media:

MSAM in Assembly:

  • The North East Today: Meghalaya State Fish Brood bank inaugurated More »

  • The Shillong Times: State's 1st fish brood bank at Umktieh More »

  • The Telegraph: Fish brood bank launched More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Encourage spirit of entrepreneurship: CM More »

  • The North East Today: Directorate of Fisheries' new office building inaugurated in Shillong More »

  • The Shillong Times: Fisheries office inaugurated; completed on record time More »

  • The Shillong Times: Fish production: State to be self sufficient by 2018 More »

  • The Shillong Times: Capacity building centre for fish farmers inaugurated in Nongpoh More »

  • Mawphor: Plie u Union Secretary ia ka Capacity building Centre ha Nongpoh More »

  • The Shillong Times: Dependency to self-sufficiency More »

  • The Shillong Times: People, farmers throng 2nd Aquafest More » | Picture »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Aqua Fest takes off, fresh fishes on sale More »

  • Meghalaya Times: Meghalaya's fish production increases by over 4000 MT More »

  • TNTMagazine: Meghalaya: 2nd State Aquafest 2014 held More »

  • U Nongsaiñ Hima: La pynlong ïa ka 2nd State Aquafest More » | Contd »

  • Mawphor: 20 hajar tylli ki pung pynshna ka sorkar ban pyndap dohkha ha ka jylla shwa u 2015 More »

  • U Rupang: Thnem ka Iew dohkha ha phyllaw u Soso Tham More »

  • The Telegraph: Women self-help group gets 'excellence award' More »

  • Business-Standard: 2nd Aquafest in Meghalaya More »

  • The Assam Tribune: 2nd Aquafest begins More »

  • The Shillong Times: Catch and release angling competition held at Ward's Lake More » | Picture »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: 7½ kg fish fetch 1 prize in angling contest More »

  • Business-Standard: Anglers take part in unique competition More »

  • Mawphor: Sei u nong Mawlai ïa ka dohkha ba 7.5 kilo ha Nan Polok More »

  • The Shillong Times: Awareness on Golden Mahseer ranching More »

  • The Shillong Times: Fish seed eco-hatchery inaugurated in Ri-Bhoi More »

  • U Nongsaiñ Hima: Plie u Chief Secretary ïa ka jaka ri symbai dohkha kaba nyngkong ha Ri Bhoi More » | Contd »

  • The Shillong Times: Will political parties derive lessons from AAP? More »

  • The Shillong Times: 1st Garo Hills Aquafest held More »

  • The Assam Tribune: First Aqua Fest held in Tura More »

  • Meghalaya Times: 1st Aqua Fest held in Tura More »

  • Salantini Janera: Skanggipa Garo Hills Aquafest-ko Turao ong·ata More »

  • Salantini Kurang: Garo Hills-o skanggipa changna 'Aquafest'-ko Tura-o ong·atanga More »

  • The Telegraph: Meghalaya eyes fish trade More »

  • Business-Standard: Meghalaya aims at surplus fish production More »

  • The Assam Tribune: Meghalaya to put brakes on Andhra fish More »

  • New Indian Express: Meghalaya aims at surplus fish production More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: First ever two-day state fish farmers' fest begins More »

  • Northeast News: Meghalaya govt. banks on Aquaculture Mission to meet fish requirement in State More »

  • TNT: Aquafest festival in Shillong More »

  • The Shillong Times: When fish farmers did not have to wait for customers More »

  • Mawphor: Yn shna sa 6 hajar tylli ki Pung dohkha ha ka jinglut ba 65 klur More »

  • U Nongsaiñ Hima: Ba trei shitom ki nongri dohkha ba jop ka Mission ri dohkha: CS More »

  • The Shillong Times: FISHERIES DEPARTMENT ON THE GO More »

  • The Shillong Times: State's first fishery academy inaugurated in city college More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Pariat inaugurates Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy block More »

  • Newspaper Clippings: Inauguration of an Eco Fish Hatchery, West Garo Hills District More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Fish pond inaugurated More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Pariat inaugurates first state pvt hatchery More »

  • The Shillong Times: Fish seed eco-hatchery unit inaugurated More »

  • Meghalaya Times: First Circular Eco Hatchery Inaugurated More »

  • The Shillong Times: State gets Fisheries Training Institute after 44 years More »

  • The Shillong Times (Editorial): Aquaculture Mission More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Institute to train Meghalaya fish farmers opened More »

  • The Shillong Times: Aquaculture Mission: Fish ponds inaugurated More »

  • The Sentinel Assam: First fish pond under aquaculture mission inaugurated More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: CM inaugurates fish ponds under MSAM More »

  • The Shillong Times: Govt to set up aqua parks More »

  • The Shillong Times: Aquaculture mission to address fish supply in State More »

  • ohmeghalaya.com: Pariat launched state aqua mission website More »

  • The Shillong Times: State Aquaculture Mission website launched More »

  • manipur.org: Meghalaya state aquaculture mission official website launched More »

  • The Telegraph: Applications flood fish mission - Huge response from Meghalaya farmers More »

  • The Shillong Times: Mass mobilization campaign of Aquaculture Mission launched in Ri-Bhoi More »

  • Meghalaya Times: CM launches awareness Campaign for State Aquaculture Mission at Selsella More »

  • Assam Tribune: Meghalaya to develop fishery on mission mode More »

  • India Environment Portal: Meghalaya state aquaculture mission 2012-2017 More »

  • Meghalaya Times: Meghalaya Aquaculture Mission: From Dependence to Self sufficiency More »

  • North East Today: Aquaculture Mission Launched in M‘laya More »

  • The Telegraph: Band sings paeans to fish culture - Mukul launches aquaculture mission More »

  • Yahoo News: Meghalaya on fish mission More »

  • The Telegraph: Meghalaya announces aquaculture mission More »

  • The Shillong Times: Cabinet nod to M‘laya Aquaculture Mission More »

  • The Times of India: Meghalaya plans to use rainwater to harvest fish More »

  • Starred questions asked by Shri Saleng A. Sangma, MLA during the Budget Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, 2015 Download Reply »

  • Progress of the Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission (Assembly Question 14.3.2013) Download Reply »

  • The number (and their locations) of functioning Hatcheries in the State?

    The Production of Fish Seeds from the above Hatcheries annually (Assembly Question 14.3.2013) Download Reply »