Guwahati: Assam Minister for Fisheries, Environment and Forest and Excise Parimal Suklabaidya launched Fishwaale, India’s first e-fish market app, here on Tuesday.

Table size fish such as bhangon, mrigal and rohu and freshwater and seawater frozen fish (ice box) will be available coupled with dry fish packets, dry fish raw, fish pickles and processed fish products.

Developed by Aqua Blue Global Aquaculture Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with fisheries department at a function held at Sri Sri Madhabdev Bhawan auditorium, the minister called the app “a one stop solution for aquaculture” that will help both the buyers and sellers.

The minister said he was confident that this platform will help the fish farming community get reasonable price for their produce and lead to elimination of middlemen. 

Suklabaidya said never before has fish been accorded the recognition of an asset by any government other than the Modi government through the Pradhan Mantri Matysa Sampada Yojana.

Through the app one can not only sell but also buy fish. Quality fish seed, fish feed, aquaculture equipment and medicine will also be available in the app.

Accessories such as aquarium tanks, ornamental fish and equipment will also be a part of the app and consumers would be able to place their orders online.

Director, Fisheries, NK Debnath, Deputy Director, JP Medhi, Deputy Director, Tapan Das, MD,  FISHFED, Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Sharma, President, SC Morcha, Assam, Moon Sarnaker, Secretary, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra, Sudarshan Thakur and Fisheries Development Officer attached to Minister, Pratul Deka were also present in the event.

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