Crustacean production in India

Banerji, S K (1969) Crustacean production in India. In: CMFRI Bulletin No.14, Prawn fisheries of India. Jones, S,(ed.) CMFRI, Mandapam Camp, pp. 235-257.

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The crustaceans form a very important fishery in India. The average production of marine crustaceans based on the 10 years data from 1959 to 1968 was estimated at 84,734 tonnes and forms about 10.89% of the annual production of all fish, estimated at 777, 733 tonnes. The above estimate of crustacean landings does not include the production generated from the backwaters, paddy fields, lakes and estuaries. Although no reliable estimates of production from these sources are available, rough estimates of production from these sources are available. These estimates place the production from these sources at more than 50% of the marine production. The production of marine crustaceans from all sources in India would thus form more than 10% of the world production of crustaceans which in 1967 was estimated at 1350,000 tonnes. Thus the total crustacean landing not only form a sizable part of the total marine fish landing in India but it accounts for more than 10% of the world crustaceans production. This will indicate the importance of the crustaceans fishery in India. If the increasing demand for prawns from U.S.A. and other foreign countries is remembered, the importance of the Indian crustacean fishery will be understood better because out of an average annual production of 84,734 tonnes of crustaceans as much as 81,699 tonnes on an average consist of prawns. The prawn production in India form about 13% of the total world production of prawns and shrimps which in 1967 was estimated at 690,000 tonnes. If the substantial production from backwaters paddy fields, lakes and estuaries etc., are also taken into consideration, the percentage of Indian production to the world production of marine prawns will be about 18%.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crustacean production; India
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:603
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:24 May 2010 16:54
Last Modified:24 May 2010 16:54

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