Indian Fisheries: The Setting

Sathiadhas, R and Katiha, Pradeep K and Shyam, S Salim and Narayanakumar, R (2014) Indian Fisheries: The Setting. In: Livelihood Status of Fishers in India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 3-16.


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    Indian fisheries and aquaculture is an important sector of agriculture, providing employment, food and nutritional security particularly to the rural poor and better access to protein rich food for all. It is also 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 per cent of the global biodiversity in terms of fish and shellfish species, the country has shown continuous and sustained increments in fish production since independence. With support of government initiatives and policies, various innovations by scientific community, support from private industries and companies, fishermen, farmers, NGOs and self help groups, the sector has evolved from a modest, traditional and subsistence level to a sophisticated and modern enterprise. The country now occupies the third position in total world production and second in aquaculture production. ‘Fish for All forever’ necessitates the sustained development of the sector to cater nutritional needs of millions of people in future. India with vast water resources ranging from seas to cold hill streams and over 10 per cent of the fish biodiversity on earth has high scope for producing fish by utilizing the untapped potentials of inland and marine sector.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Fisheries
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2015 10:18
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00

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