Cageculture Cluster Development Project

Project Gestation Period:                 5 Years (2019-24)

Project Cost:                                          Rs. 4965.50 Million

Federal Share:                                        Rs. 680.09 Million

Punjab Province:                                   Rs. 1474.86 Million

Sindh Province:                                      Rs. 860.55 Million

Balochistan Province                             Rs. 1135.00 Million

PublicSub-Total                                     Rs. 4150.50 Million

Private sector share:                     Rs. 815.00 Million

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Optimal Utilization of natural water resources.
  2. Up scaling cage culture technology across Pakistan.
  3. Livelihood and job creation for rural people.
  4. Increase per capita fish consumption
  5. Export earnings from cage aquaculture.

Scope of the Project:

  1. Establishment of three Model cage farms (15 acres each).
  2. Establishment of Fish Health Labs in Sindh and Punjab
  3. to 8500 Cage farms for private sector in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
  4. Subsidy/support to establishment of one shrimp/fish feed mills in private sector
  5. Training & Capacity Building of 1250 persons.

Expected Project Outcome after Completion:

Annual additional fish production:                         25500 Tons

Annual additional revenue generation:              5.610 Billion PKR

Employment Generation (Direct & Indirect)     5000 persons