The Fisheries Cluster Development Project initiated in partnership with APPL and was supported by International Finance Corporation (IFC). The project aimed at understanding the crucial elements of the fisheries industry in Assam and looking at a feasible business option for APPL to invest in the industry space.
The project was initiated in 2013. It was started with an initial study conducted amongst 150 fish producers spread across the districts of Jorhat, Sonitpur, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, that lack of quality seeds and proper technical knowhow are the major problems that the fish farmers are facing. APPL was suggested into the production of fish seeds and fingerlings.