The Central and State Fisheries Departments of India, along with their associated research and developmental wings, continuously thrive to promote and upgrade the status of fisheries and its supporting activities in the country. In this context, an array of policies and other measures as required are evolved and followed.
In its 30 years of its publication (from April 1981 to March 2011), Fishing Chimes has had the opportunities of reviewing the aspects related to fisheries development of India during the aforesaid period, in the form of monthly editorials. In around its 360 monthly issues, the journal published 407 editorials on topics of fisheries developmental and promotional interest. These editorials are of a positively critical slant, conveying messages of importance in respect of fisheries developmental trends of the country over the years. Fisheries Development in India bundles all these editorials in one book.
All these aspects conveyed by the editorials can be a guide to those in the fisheries line, particularly to the generation of fisheries professionals now coming up in the country The contents of the editorials covering the organisational mechanism in respect of FFDAs for the development of fish farming, the development of reservoir fisheries, sea cage farming, coastal fisheries development, deep sea fishing, fisheries training programmes etc., would be of immense value to the readership. The editorials would also motivate the readers to refer to the needed monthly journals of Fishing Chimes for securing more of information on the subjects concerned, from related articles in them.