Please feel free to leave us feedback.
Beautiful and fertile with its immense natural and marine resources, India offers rich export potential of its abundant and varied seafood species. Being a major supplier of fish globally, India has a vast stretch of marine coastline of around 7517 km with 3,827 fishing villages, and 1,914 traditional fish landing centers. The major fishing centres include Veraval, Mumbai, Mangalore, Cochin, Tuticorin, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar etc. India harvests approximately 65 commercially important species of marine fish including the pelagic and mid-water species. Marine and freshwater fishing combined with aquaculture fish farming is a fast growing industry in India.
Export of fisheries has been India's forte of yore and increased more than tenfold after independence. As per Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the total fish output in India has become twofold between 1990 and 2010. By around 2008, India was the sixth largest producer of marine and freshwater capture fish and the second largest aquaculture farmed fish producer in the world. Advanced technical knowhow and higher productivity have increased the potential of marine exports in India.