Key Problems of Fisheries Sector in India
The main critical gaps / challenges for fisheries development in India include the following:
- Lack of a reliable database relating to aquatic and fisheries resources
- Limited number of species grown / cultured, mainly due to weak linkages between research and development and fish farmers community.
- Weak multi-disciplinary approach in fisheries and aquaculture
- Inadequate attention to the environmental, economical, social and gender issues in fisheries and aquaculture,
- Inadequate HRD and specialized manpower in different disciplines.
- Weak marketing and extension network
- Decline in fish catch and depletion of natural resources due to over exploitation of coastal fisheries.
- Water pollution; unscientific management of aquaculture and contamination of indigenous germplasm resources.
- Poor yield optimization, problems in harvest and post-harvest operations, landing and berthing facilities for fishing vessels and issues in welfare of fishermen.
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