Marine Fisheries Information Service No.245

CMFRI, Kochi (2020) Marine Fisheries Information Service No.245. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (245). ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    Post-Independence, the Indian marine fisheries sector surged ahead with perceptible growth in fish landings, which rose from less than 0.5 million t during the 1950s to nearly 4 million tonnes during the last decade. Technology adoption and infrastructure development has undoubtedly played a key role in this trend, but the emphasis from increasing production to sustaining the catches and from fisheries exploitation to fisheries management has also been tangible. The marine fisheries sector is particularly important for livelihood support of the sizeable coastal population in India who are employed in fishing and allied activities including processing, marketing and related activities including at the pre-harvest stage. While seafood exports of 1.38 million t were worth US$7081 million in 2017-2018, only around 10% of this was in value added form. This fact highlights need for remedial action and the prospects for additional income generation if a value chain is established. Ensuring access to technology and credit, developing marketing linkages and institutional support are key to a healthy and sustainable marine fisheries sector. The large pelagics are a typical low-volume, high value resources based fishery that need to be efficiently tapped and aspects of its fishery on the east coast of India is presented in this issue of MFIS.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series; MFIS
    Subjects: CMFRI Publications > Marine Fisheries Information Service - T & E Series
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 06:56
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 06:56

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