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

Inland Fisheries in India

The role of fish in the nutritional security of India is perceptible from the fact that poultry consumption in the country is 1 kg broiler meat against fish consumption of 9.8 kg/caput/annum (CSO-MFS 2011‘Manual on Fishery Statistics’; Ayyappan, S., et al., 2009, ‘Fishery resources in the context of nutritional security in India’, Indian Farming). The annual export earnings from 8.13 lakh tonne of fish and shell fish are about Rs 129 billion in 2011-12 accounting for 18 per cent of...

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