India’s Fish Production & Export

Fish production in India has increased from 7.1 million tonnes in 2007-08 to 7.6 million tonnes in 2008-09. Fishing, aquaculture and allied activities are reported to have provided livelihood to over 14 million persons in 2006-07 apart from being a major foreign exchange earner. The following presents the data:

India’s Fish Production and Export

Year

Fish Production

Fish Export

Marine

Inland

Total

Quantity (‘000tons)

Value ` Crore

1990-91

2.3

1.5

3.8

140

893

2000-01

2.8

2.8

5.6

503

6288

2003-04

3.0

3.4

6.4

412

6087

2004-05

2.8

3.5

6.3

482

6460

2005-06

2.8

3.8

6.6

551

7019

2006-07

3.0

3.8

6.8

612

8363

2007-08

2.9

4.2

7.1

541

7620

2008-09

2.9

4.7

7.6

603

8608

Source : Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries


 

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