Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77, March-April 2013

Fish Stats

An overview The fisheries sector contributed Rs 67913 crores to the gross domestic product (GDP at current prices) during 2009-2010, amounting to 0.96 per cent of India’s total GDP (MoSPI, 2011). The share of fisheries sector in the total GDP at factor cost in current prices increased from 0.40 per cent in 1950-51 to 0.96 per cent in 2009-10, recording an increase of 140 per cent (Fig 1). The fisheries sector has also been one of the major contributors of foreign exchange earnings. During 2010-11, export of marine products reached 813 091 tonnes valued at Rs 12901.47 crore and 2.857 billion USD. The fisheries sector contributed Rs 67913 crores to the gross domestic product (GDP at current prices) during 2009-2010, amounting to 0.96 per cent of India’s total GDP (MoSPI, 2011). The share of fisheries sector in the total GDP at factor cost in current prices increased from 0.40 per cent in 1950-51 to 0.96 per cent in 2009-10, recording an increase of 140 per cent (Fig 1). The fisheries sector has also been one of the major contributors of foreign exchange earnings. During 2010-11, export of marine products reached 813 091 tonnes valued at Rs 12901.47 crore and 2.857 billion USD. [caption id="attachment_1874" align="aligncenter" width="677"] Fig 1: GDP from fisheries and its contribution to agriculture sector[/caption]   Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation:...

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