Marine fisheries in India: The path ahead…..

Rao, G Syda (2012) Marine fisheries in India: The path ahead….. In: World Trade Agreement and Indian Fisheries Paradigms: A Policy Outlook, 17-26 September 2012, Kochi.

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Fishery sector in India serves as potential source of nutritional and livelihood security for about 40 million people. The fish production in India is now about 7.85 mt out of which, 3.32 is contributed by marine fisheries and the rest by inland fisheries. Marine fisheries in India have been showing a slow pace of growth during the last one decade. Though the production from the seas was stagnating, the annual total marine fish landings exceeded three million tonnes. However, meeting the requirements of the growing population in the years to come is a big challenge. To meet this challenge, we have to look into the seas again as it is the only available alternate food production system, which offers immense potential like sea farming systems. To harness the potential of sea farming / mariculture bio-secured facilities are to be developed on priority basis for brood stock management. Sea farming is an emerging field that requires massive investment to establish. On this line, CMFRI had initiated demonstration of open sea cage farming since 2007 and has nearly standardized the technology and making it available to enthusiastic entrepreneurs.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishery sector; India; marine fisheries; sea farming systems; mariculture
Subjects:Marine Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:9067
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 12:22
Last Modified:15 Nov 2012 12:22

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