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Fisheries

1.

Ensuring the full transfer of funds to fishermen for transactions by State enterprises, within 48 hours.

2.

Creating a Fisherman's Cooperative Society to hold shares of MIFCO and represent fishermen on the Board of Director of MIFCO, to give voice to the fisheries community and to distribute an appreciable share in the profits of MIFCO directly to fishermen, as well as to create avenues to introduce a system for direct payments to fishermen in foreign currency.

3.

Doubling the existing fresh fish storage capacity across the Maldives.

4.

Recognizing fisheries as a designated employment type to facilitate fishermen to avail of added facilities through the banking system, such as loan schemes.

5.

Establishing a specialized harbour for sports fishing, with designated kiosks for private businesses, office spaces, tournament organisation office, restaurants and cafés, and barbeque areas.

6.

Activating existing free trade agreements with China and Hong Kong to include sale of fish and seafood varieties, and securing such agreements in other lucrative global markets.

7.

Establishing a sustained mechanism to set the floor buying price (base price) for tuna at MVR 20 per kilo, after considering global market price fluctuations.

8.

Introducing a low-interest loan scheme to install Refrigerated Seawater (RSW) Systems on fishing vessels.

9.

Renovating the Felivaru and Koodoo canneries to improve their current capacity, and opening a new cannery in Dh. Maadheli to benefit fishermen from south central atolls.

10.

Beginning to buy and export yellowfin tuna through MIFCO, and fixing MIFCO's buying price of yellowfin tuna at MVR 80 per kilogram and A-grade yellowfin tuna at MVR 100 per kilogram.

11.

Building a brand new, multistorey, modern fish market in Male' city.

12.

Introducing a high-profile, annual nationwide fisheries tournament with attractive prizes and incentives.

13.

Establishing ice plants in every atoll and ensuring uninterrupted service in existing ice plants by improving monitoring and maintenance.

14.

Starting the regular sale of diesel to fishermen at base value, through MIFCO.

15.

Reintroducing bait buoys across the country and improving management and maintenance of buoy network.

16.

Establishing decompression chambers in Huvadhoo Atoll and Addu City, for the safety of divers in the fisheries industry.

17.

Establishing a centralized system to provide real-time fish tracking data for fishermen.

18.

Establishing an online platform to facilitate e-marketing for youth and women to enter fisheries and seafood businesses.

19.

Placement of fish buoys in strategic locations to improve fish catch for sports fishing and those using small crafts for recreational fishing.

20.

Introducing an online portal for advanced confirmation of ice availability from ice plants.

21.

Providing one fisherman from each operating fishing vessel with free rescue diving-level certification courses.

22.

Conducting awareness programmes on and introducing a low-interest loan scheme for packaging fisheries products.

23.

Establishing a new agency to advertise and market Maldivian fishery and seafood products globally.

24.

Training of trainers to conduct certified courses in reef fish hatcheries and aquaculture. Providing small and medium enterprise loans for youth to establish reef fish hatcheries, including the provision of skill development courses for all applicants.

25.

Incentivising private sector investment in establishing bait hatcheries in strategic locations across the country.

26.

Establishing a long-serving fishermen's registry, and incentivising and recognising their contribution to society.

27.

Establishing a reef fish monitoring and research mechanism.

28.

Upgrading the fisheries facility in Hulhumeedhoo to a include all canning factory services, and thereby creating 500 additional jobs for Hulhumeedhoo.

Progressive Party of Maldives17 October 2011

PPM

People's National Congress31 January 2019

PNC

  • PPM

    Progressive Party of Maldives
  • PNC

    People's National Congress