Finding on Fish landings
According to Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) India’s marine fish production has registered a marginal increase of 2.1% in 2019 compared to the previous year.
Tamil Nadu took the first position in landings of fishes with 7.75 lakh tones. It was followed by Gujarat (7.49 lakh tones) and Kerala (5.44 lakh tones).
While States such as West Bengal (55%), Andhra Pradesh (34%), Odisha (14.5%), Karnataka (11%) and Tamil Nadu (10.4%) recorded in
Fishing is one of the oldest occupations of man. Fish provides protein-rich food and is also a big source of vitamins A, B and D.
There are about 30,000 species of fish in the world out of which about 18,000 are found in India.
Fish forms an important part of diet of the people living in the coastal areas.
India is the 6th largest producer of fish and 2nd largest producer of inland fish in the world. The fisheries sector provides employment to over 14 million peop
National Fish Farmers Day
The National Fisheries Development Board celebrated the National Fish Farmers Day virtually.
The National Fish Farmers day is observed every year to demonstrate solidarity with all fisher folk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders throughout the Country.
This annual event is celebrated to commemorate Professor Dr. Hiralal Chaudhury and his colleague Dr. Alikunhi for their contribution in achieving the successful induced breeding of major carps on 10th July
FISHERIES sector in India
India is World's 2nd largest fish producer and 2nd largest aquaculture nation after China.
Fisheries are India's single largest Agri export. The USA is the largest market for Indian seafood products. 1% GDP and 5% Agri GDP.
It was launched during the 7th FYP through Fish Farmers Development Agency. It improved aquaculture through new technologies of fish breeding, rearing, marketing and ex
Tilapia Aquaculture Project
The Tilapia Aquaculture Project with Israeli Technology has received funding from the Technology Development Board (TDB), which was motivated by the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).
The Ministry of Science and Technology is home to the Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory organization.
What is Aquaculture?
Aquaculture is the managed process of raising aquatic organisms, especially those intended for human consumption.
Deep Sea Fish Conservation
The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Tamil Nadu (200 nautical miles) and outside territorial seas (12 nautical miles), subject to certain limits, have been approved for fishing by the Supreme Court of India.
The Court's interim order against the Tamil Nadu Government's ban on purse seine fishing appears to be more concerned with administrative and transparency measures to regulate fishing than with the obligations and conservation measur
Flagship Program On Fisheries
At the ICAR-CIBA campus in Chennai, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy launched three National Flagship Programs.
About the programs:
National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) Phase-II:
With a focus on enhancing the farmer-based disease surveillance system, NSPAAD Phase-I was introduced in 2013.
Objective: To ensure that disease instances are reported swiftly, examined, and farmers receiv