Fish and Fisheries - Aquaculture in India

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), India is the second-largest producer of fish in the world, after China. In 2019, India produced 14.41 million tonnes of fish. 

Second Largest  Producer

The fisheries sector in India provides employment to over 14 million people, including fishermen, fish farmers, fish processors, and traders.


The major fishing grounds in India are located along the west coast, the east coast, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


The west coast is known for its oil sardine, mackerel, and prawns

West Coast

East coast is famous for its hilsa, pomfret, and shrimp.

East Coast

India's inland fisheries sector is also significant, with more than 1.9 million hectares of freshwater resources available for fish production. Inland fisheries contribute around 50% of the total fish production in India.

Inland Fisheries

The export of seafood is a significant contributor to India's economy, with a value of USD 6.7 billion in 2019-2020. The major seafood export destinations for India are the United States, European Union, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.


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