BENFISH under Department of Fisheries, Govt. of West Bengal is an apex body of all the fishermen's co-operative societies in the State and was established in the year 1978. BENFISH started its journey with a meager working capital of only Rs.2.00 lakh. After traversing a long path with various obstacles in its way for more than a quarter of a century it has emerged as an idol of co-operative movement not only in the State but also in the country. The present working capital of this organization is about Rs.350.00 crore. The achievements made by this organization is worth mentioning. In both inland and marine sectors of the State, this organization has made spectacular progress in the last 31 years by extending its diversified activities on fisheries related schemes, along with tourism development.

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