Fish Production and Consumption

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Fish Production and Consumption

The fisheries and aquaculture production contributes around 1% to India’s Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) and over 5.23 % to the agricultural GDP.

Besides, Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has also approved the setting up of a dedicated Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) worth Rs.7,522 crore on 23rd October, 2018 to fill the large infrastructure gaps in fisheries sector in the country through developing infrastructure projects such as fishing harbours/ fish landing centres, fish seed
farms, fish feed mills/plants, setting up of disease diagnostic and aquatic quarantine facilities, creation of cold chain infrastructure facilities such as ice plants, cold storage, fish transport facilities, fish processing units, fish markets, etc.

The funds released under the various schemes supported by the fisheries division of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India to to promote fisheries in the country during the last three years and current year as below;

Financial Year /Funds Released ( In Rs. Crores)
2015-16 -416.80
2016-17- 424.11
2017-18 -337.53
2018-19 (till date)- 312.80
Total -1491.24

The objectives of National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) are as below;-

• To provide focused attention to fisheries and aquaculture (production, processing, storage, transport and marketing).
• To achieve sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources.

• To apply modern tools of research and development including biotechnology for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
• To provide modern infrastructure mechanisms for fisheries and ensure their effective management and optimum utilization.
• To train and empower women in the fisheries sector and also generate substantial employment.
• To enhance the contribution of fish towards food and nutritional security. However, Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries” an amount of Rs. 3000 Crores has been approved towards budget outlay for a period of five (5) years from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

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