The Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India organized the Blue Economy Conference under the aegis of Supreme Audit Institutions of G20 Countries (SAI 20) on 27 Feb 2023 in New Delhi.
The event was attended by key officials from CAG, NITI Aayog, MoEFCC, NCSCM, World Bank, RIS, etc.
Dr. P. Krishnan, Director, BOBP-IGO, delivered a talk on the “Blue Economy: Harnessing the Biotic Resources- Indian Experience”. He highlighted the role of fisheries in the blue economy and challenges like overfishing, overcapacity, sectoral conflicts and environmental degradation.
He stressed the importance of data-driven fisheries management, greening the fisheries sector, futureg proofing small scale fisheries sector, etc for effective BE strategy.