Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aim & Objectives of the Organization:
a) All round development of marine Fisheries and its fishers of the Puri District.b) Coordination, Monitoring & Evaluation of the development of marine fisheries in Puri District.c) Maintenance if marine ecosystem through development of Mari culture and sustainable of the resources. d) Harnessing Marine Resources in greater proportion keeping in mind the environmental issues.e) Enforcement and ceasing of vessels on violation OMFRA as Authorized Officer and forward the same to the adjudicating Officer for disposal.f) Improving Professionalism through training/ counseling of major stakeholders involved in Fisheries Sector.g) Forming Cooperative's and SHGs for community participation and expanding market potential.h) Dissemination of new technology through its extension machinery.i) Providing livelihood support to unemployed youths through Self Employment Programme under different schemes of marine fisheries.j) Providing Alternate livelihood support to the fishers affected due to ban on fishing through S.H.Gs As per ICZMP.
2. Mission / Vision:
The following GoI Schemes and Programmes are being operated under the Fisheries Department:
(A) Centrally Sponsored Plan Schemes:
i) Motorization of Traditional Crafts (50:50)ii) Welfare Schemes for Fishermen:a) Construction of low cost house - NWFF (50:50) b) Saving-cum-relief Scheme (50:50) c) Group Accident Insurance for Active fishermen (50:50)iii) Development of Fishing Harbors & Jetties (50:50)iv) Fishermen Rebate on HSD Oil (80:20)v) Fisheries Training & Extension (80:20)
(B) Central Plan:
i) Strengthening of Database & Information Networking for Marine Fishery Sectorii) Enforcement of MFRA marine fishing Regulation Act.
(C) Special Programmes:
Support to Training & Employment Programme for Women (STEP) (90:10) - Assistance from Ministry of HRD, Department of Women & Child development Training programme for sep under state plan - educated unemployed youth on various aspects of value added fish and dry fish products.
(D) State Plan:
RIDF - Rural Infrastructure Development fund financial support to strengthen road infrastructure facilities for development of F.H/ F.L.Cs of Puri District.
3. Brief History and Background for its Establishment:
The plan, programme and policies of Marine Fishery Sector of the Dept. are carried out through the Assistant Director of fisheries (Marine), Puri. The Assistant Director of fisheries (Marine), Puri was created in the year 1997 to look after all-round development of Marine Fishery activities of Puri District. It is basically a service sector and extension oriented technical branch of the Department, which promotes scientific and sustainable exploitation Marine resource of the District and look after the all round welfare of marine Fisher of the District.
4. Allocation of business:
Administration, Implementation of Plan/ Non-Plan Programmes, Canalization & Monitoring of funds, Collection of revenue, Implementation of OMFR Act/ Rules, formulation of policies and implementation thereof.
5. Duties to be performed to achieve the mission:
Performing the duties & responsibilities assigned to this office with area of operation being throughout the marine sector of the district.
6. Details of services rendered.:
To render technical advice on developmental activities pertaining to marine Fisheries Programme of Govt. and private agencies with subsidy support. Disposal of the cases pertaining to OMFRA.
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