Inland aquaculture in India: Past trend, present status and future prospects

Katiha, Pradeep K and Jena, J K and Pillai, N G K and Chakraborty, Chinmoy and Dey, M M (2005) Inland aquaculture in India: Past trend, present status and future prospects. Aquaculture Economics & Management, 9. pp. 237-264.


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    In India, inland aquaculture has emerged as a fast-growing enterprise and a viable alternative to the declining capture fisheries. The present paper is an attempt to assess Indian inland aquaculture with respect to its resource base, output trends, systems and activities, yield gaps, adoption and impact on aquaculturists, economics, returns to inputs, investment needs, and future prospects. The paper is largely based on existing literature and observations made as part of an ICAR-WorldFish demand supply project. Indian aquaculture is primarily limited to inland sector and carp-oriented; for that reason, this activity received special attention. Freshwater aquaculture observed tremendous growth in the past 15 years, but immense scope still exists for horizontal expansion and increases in productivity (vertical expansion).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Inland aquaculture; yield gap; economics; investment need; India
    Subjects: Aquaculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 08:13
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:40

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