Andhra Pradesh Animal Husbandry Department issues action plan for to enable the Fisheries and Animal Husbandry activities

May 19, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Andhra Pradesh Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries Department on May 15, 2020, Department formulated the Action plan for operationalization of guidelines to enable the Fisheries and Animal Husbandry activities in the State with reasonable safeguards.

These activities and movement of persons will be permitted only in “Green Mandals” and these activities will be suspended in areas which may get categorized subsequently “Red or Orange Mandals

The Action Plan includes:

 Fisheries Department:

i. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Marine Fisheries, the SOPs consist of 4 parts:

a) Before Departure of Fishing Vessels/Boats

b) During Fishing at Sea

c) On Arrival of Vessels/Boats at Jetty/Shore/Fish Landing Centre

d) Regarding Post Harvest and Transportation of Fish Catch

ii. SOPs under Inland fisheries consists of three categories: 

a) Before going for fishing/ harvesting

b) During fishing time/ harvesting 

c) Handling of fish at landing points and transportation of fish

iii. SOPs for Aquaculture: Aqua Farms; Establishments (Processing Units/ Hatcheries/ Feed Mills)

iv. SOPs for Fish Marketing:

a) before opening/ commencement of sales in Fish Market

b) during the sales/ Business hours in the Fish Market

c) after closure of sales/ Business hours in the Fish Market

v. SOPs for Commercial Aquaria

 Animal Husbandry Department:

i. SOPs for Animal Husbandry Department Institutions

ii. Collection, processing, distributions and sale of milk and milk products by milk processing plants, including transport and supply chain

iii. Operation of animal husbandry farms including poultry farms & hatcheries and livestock farming activity

iv. Animal feed manufacturing and feed plants

v. Operation of animal shelter homes including gaushalas

[Order No. G.O.Rt.No.91]


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