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.



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
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:6852
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:11 Jan 2011 13:43
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