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The Fisheries Department of the then Government of Bengal was first set up in the year 1911. Thereafter, on the recommendation of the Bengal Retrenchment Committee, the Department was abolished in the year 1923. The Department was again revived in the year 1942 inasmuch as it was felt necessary to cope up with the growing needs for increase in production of fish by way of exploiting all the available impounded water resources in the then undivided Bengal primarily for two reasons: - (1) Love of fish in the diet for every Bengali family and (2) increase in population. After the revival of the Department in the year 1942, it has been functioning continuously since then. The scope of activities of the Department had been expanding gradually and since the beginning of the first five year plan increasing number of schemes are being taken up for development of Pisciculture in West Bengal with the end of not only attaining self-sufficiency in regard to the production of fish in the State but also exploring possibilities for requirement of fish and fish products across the country and abroad. Because of the involvement of the Department in multi-directional fishery related activities, it has been renamed as the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources & Fishing Harbours (hereinafter referred to as the Department) in May, 2001.

Minister-in-Charge

Sri Chandra Nath Sinha

Address: BENFISH TOWER, 8th floor,
31 GN Block,Salt Lake,
Sector V, Kolkata – 700091
Phone:2357-0099, 0078
Fax: 2357-0086
Email: micpsfish@gmail.com

Principal Secretary(Additional Charge)

Sri Sunil Kumar Gupta,I.A.S

Address:BENFISH TOWER 31 GN Block,
8th floor, IT Building, Salt Lake,
Sector V Kolkata - 700091
Phone: 2357 0077
Fax: 2357 0072
Email: prsecy.fisheries@gmail.com

Nodal Officer

Smt Suktisita Bhattacharya, Joint Secretary

Address: BENFISH TOWER 31
GN Block, Salt Lake,
Sector V, Kolkata - 700091
Phone: 2357-0043
Fax: 23570013
Email: suktisita@gmail.com ,
nodalfish@gmail.com
Last updated on: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Information Source: Nodal Officer, Department of Fisheries, Government of West Bengal
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