National Fisheries Development Board and Fisheries Policy

Ayyappan, S and Diwan, A D (2007) National Fisheries Development Board and Fisheries Policy. In: Indian Fisheries: A Progressive Outlook. Vijayan, K K and Jayasankar, P and Vijayagopal, P,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-81-901219-4-1

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Indian fisheries and aquaculture are important sectors of food production, providing nutritional security to the food basket, contributing to the agricultural exports and engaging about fourteen million people in different activities. With diverse resources ranging from deep seas to lakes in the mountains and more than 10% of the global biodiversity in terms of fish and shellfish species, the country has shown continuous and sustained increments in fish production since independence. Constituting about 4.4% of the global fish production, the sector contributes to 1.07% of the GDP and 4.7% of the agricultural GDP. The total fish production of 6.4 million metric tonnes presently has nearly 55% contribution from the inland sector and nearly the same from culture fisheries. Paradigm shifts in terms of increasing contributions from inland sector and further from aquaculture are significant over the years. With high growth rates, the different facets of marine fisheries, coastal aquaculture, mariculture inland fisheries, freshwater aquaculture and coldwater fisheries are increasingly being diversified, contributing to food, health, economy, exports, employment and tourism of the country.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:NFDB
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
ID Code:102
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:11 Mar 2010 12:25
Last Modified:11 Mar 2010 12:25

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