Resources and Productivity of Indian Aquaculture – Status and Prospects

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-1889    | Article Id: R-1889 | Page : 208-215
Citation :- Resources and Productivity of Indian Aquaculture – Status and Prospects.Agricultural Reviews.2019.(40):208-215
M. Muthu Abishag, C.Judith Betsy and J. Stephen Sampath Kumar
mabishag@gmail.com
Address :
Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
Submitted Date : 1-04-2019
Accepted Date : 8-08-2019

Abstract

India tops the world in aquaculture production next to China. The present Blue Revolution envisages tripling fish production of India by 2020 which necessitates effective resource utilization. The aquaculture resources of a country cannot only be limited to land and water availability but also to its species diversity, workforce and infrastructure facilities. Though Indian aquaculture has registered increased production in past few years, the productivity in terms of water and manpower resources remain very low. There is also a need for diversification of species for mariculture activities. Hence, this paper examines the status of Indian aquaculture from a global perspective to sort out ways for enhancing productivity.

Keywords

Biodiversity Indian aquaculture Marketing Productivity Resources.

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