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Potential Of Marine Fishery Resources In India Estimated At 5.31 Million Metric Tonnes

26 Jul 2019


The potential of marine fishery resources available in Indias jurisdictional waters is estimated at 5.31 million metric tonnes. Against this potential, the production from marine fisheries in 2018-19 has been estimated as 3.714 million metric tonnes (provisional), according to a latest update from the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying. This indicates that marine fisheries resources are not overexploited and there is a marginal scope for tapping of more resources from the sea in a sustainable manner. The Department of Fisheries, Government of India is implementing a component namely, Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post-Harvest Operations under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries, under which central financial assistance is provided to the States/Union Territories for growth and development of fisheries sector in the country for sub-components like motorizations of traditional crafts, procurement of Fiber-glass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) boats, construction of resource specific fishing vessels, mariculture activities, creating of shore based infrastructure facilities like fish landing centres, ice plants, cold storages, fish markets etc.


Source: India Info Line

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