VISION 2020 OF NIFPHATT
FOR POST HARVEST FISHERY TECHNOLOGY UPGRADATION AND TRAINING
Though fisheries are a state subject, being National Institute we envision it from a national fisheries perspective. By the year 2020 NIFPHATT envisages the best post harvest fish utilization and consumption with the least post harvest losses and delivery of the best quality fish and fish products in the all the states of India through the proactive participation and partnership of NIFPHATT withall state fisheries departments of the country. We do not envisage creation of state level branches of NIFPHATT. But we do propose to identify existing state and central level fisheries institutions in each state for the requisite capacity building, project formulation and fund sourcing to enable the achievement of above objectives.
With this perspective the redefined goals proposed for the beginning next millennium is given below:
State level and national level campaigns-"Fish is the healthiest food"
Spreading the message-"Fish as a remedy for the protein deficient population"
The vision includes development of novel value added un conventional products from unconventional marine and inland fish varieties and also seasonally abundant fish and promotional activities for the development of fish products which are locally acceptable and appealing, incorporating locally acceptable process and use of locally appealing ingredients and condiments.
The Institute proposes to spread the message that the immense potential of fish as a remedy for the protein deficient population among fisheries administrators and planners of different States.
The Institute envisages to have partnership building with all State Fisheries Deptts. across the country for requisite capacity building among state fisheries functionaries in formulation of enabling projects and sourcing the requisite fund through appropriate tools such as National and State level workshops and training programmes in order to build up conviction among them the dire necessity of the above mentioned objectives.
NIFPHATT will act as a common facility centre for exporters to enable them to venture into new export activities. It will act as the R&D incubation centre for development of novel products in pilot scale and demonstrate export of sample consignments.
NIFPHATT will act as rural appropriate technology design and dissemination centre for locally relevant , easily assimilable and economically viable low cost techniques for the benefit of the rural folk of coastal and inland areas with special emphasis on gender development
National level workshops, discussions and other consultations involving
all state fisheries departments and their top level functionaries.
NIFPHATT and state level fisheries organelles of all states where fishery
resource is relevant should have one-to-one consultations and deliberations
as frequently as needed.
National level fisheries promotion campaigns under the leadership of
NIFPHATT with media promotions for increased fish consumption.
Organizing training programs for State level functionaries, state
level colleges and university students to build up a cadre of fisheries
experts required for achieving the vision objectives.
Overall strengthening of NIFPHATT's R&D programs on product
development, training, extension, test marketing and popularization capabilities
Requisite infrastructure building up
of fund through budget provision and outside funding agencies
In-house capacity building by training of hands in all the above
mentioned faculties at leading national and international fisheries
Roping in of Projects under various R&D and developmental programs
like National Agricultural Innovative Projects.
Recruiting more hands and training them for increasing NIFPHATT's
Playing an active role in the setting up of national standards for
fish and fishery products and synchronizing with Codex standards wherever
possible without jeopardizing the interest of the nation.
Playing an active role in the International standard Organisation
(ISO) and representing India, as a Participating Member of the organization.
Making appropriate intervention in the domestic marketing sector by
setting up of standards and guidelines for model fish markets and formulating
layout and design to enable them to act as a cushion for the vagaries of export
Acting as a consultant in fisheries infrastructure for setting up of
model fish processing plants, canning plants, by product plant, waste
utilization plat, cold storages, ice plants, chill room and tunnel freezers.
Also will help in setting up of micro processing units like seafood kitchens and