The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved the master plan to develop saltwater fish breeding in the period of 2015-2020.

Accordingly, the ministry set a target of producing 61,000 tonnes of salt and brackish water fish in 2015, which will increase to 98,000 tonnes in 2020.

The output of caged fish is expected to reach 44,000 tonnes in 2015 and 51,000 tonnes in 2020 and that of industrially-reared fish to hit 55,000 tonnes and 111,000 tonnes, respectively.

Under the plan, the total output of saltwater fish in 2015 will be 160,000 tonnes, valued 1.04 billion USD and in 2020, it will reach 200,000-260,000 tonnes, worth 1.8 bilion USD./.