Fisheries Sector in India

India is the second largest fishery industry in the world after China, contributing to 5.43% of global fish production. India is also a major aquaculture industry . Fisheries being one of the promising sectors of agriculture and allied activities in India, a growth target rate of 6 per cent was fixed by the Union Government.

The ‘fisheries and aquaculture sector’ is recognized as the sunshine sector in Indian agriculture. It drives growth in a number of subsidiary sector and is the source of livelihood for a large section of economically backward population, especially fishermen, of the country. It helps in increasing food supply, generating adequate employment opportunities and raising nutritional level. It has a huge export potential and is a big source of foreign exchange earnings for the country

But, there are several challenges and issues facing the fisheries development in the country, such as, accurate data on assessment of fishery resources and their potential in terms of fish production; development of sustainable technologies for fin and shell fish culture; yield optimisation; harvest and post-harvest operations like cold storage facilities; landing and berthing facilities for fishing vessels and welfare of fishermen; etc.

Foreign equity is permitted in fish processing sector. Fish processing projects with a minimum of 20 per cent value addition can be set up as 100 per cent Export Oriented Units. All items can be exported freely except for silver pomfrets of weight less than 300 grams. MPEDA is the authority which regulates the export of fisheries, which is based in Kochi.

News

Maharashtra government to promote seabass hatcheries

Maharashtra government has signed an agreement with the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) to boost farmed fish production. The ...
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TN SIDCO develops an integrated seafood park in Sakkarakottai

Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) has set up an integrated seafood park at Sakkarakottai in Ramanathapuram district of ...
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FSSAI issues directive to control formaldehyde limits in fishery products

FSSAI has issued a directive which fixes the limits of formaldehyde in fish and fisheries products. It has stated that ...
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MPEDA to setup mud crab hatchery in Vageshwar

Marine Products Export Development Authority is planning to set up a hatchery in Vageshwer village in Vengurula taluk in Sindhudurg ...
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Godavari Mega Food Park sets up marine park in Tunduru

Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park has set up a fish and marine park in Tundurru Village in Bhimavaram Mandal in ...
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CMFRI formulates draft Mariculture policy

CMFRI is in the process of formulating a draft national mariculture policy. With rising demand for sea food projected to ...
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List of All Companies Operating in Fishery Sector in India

 

Apex Frozen Foods

Company Name: Apex Frozen Foods OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office 3-160, Panasapadu, Kakinada, City: Kakinada 533005 East Godavari Andhra ...
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Arya Sea Foods Pvt Ltd

Company Name: Arya Sea Foods Pvt Ltd OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office D No. 9-14-10, 1st Floor, VIP Road ...
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Avanti Feeds Ltd

Company Name: Avanti Feeds Ltd OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office G-2, Concorde Apartments, 6-3-658, Somajiguda, City: Hyderabad 500082 Rangareddy ...
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Baby Marine Ventures

Company Name: Baby Marine Ventures OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office 6th Floor, Compass Commercial Complex, Chakkaraparambu, Vytilla – Palarivattom ...
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BMR Industries Ltd

Company Name: BMR Industries Ltd OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office S-10, C Block, Second Floor, TNHB Complex, 4/180, Luz ...
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Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

Company Name: Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office Post Box No. 1603, Ernakulam North P.O., ...
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Devi Fisheries Ltd

Company Name: Devi Fisheries Ltd OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office 7-8-20/1, Kasturiba Marg Near Ramakrishna Mission City: Visakhapatinam 530003 ...
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Devi Sea Foods

Company Name: Devi Sea Foods Ltd OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office 9-14-8/1,C.B.M.Compound, City: Visakhapatinam 530003 Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh Tel: ...
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Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park

Company Name: Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park OldName: Group : Ananda Group Address: Corp Office Bhimavaram - Narasapuram Road City: ...
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Heeram Foods Pvt Ltd

Company Name: Heeram Foods Pvt Ltd OldName: Group : Address: Corp Office D No 21/12/1/2 Sandeemi Towers, 1st Floor Opp ...
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