Fisheries production has increased over 3 years

Union government is providing financial assistance given to states during the last three years for improving fishing infrastructure and strengthening processing and post-harvest management. With promotion, fish production increased in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and West Bengal, and came down in states such as Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu during 2018-19.

Fish production has marginally declined in coastal states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.

Production of Fisheries (in million tonnes)
Andhra Pradesh2.763.443.99
Tamil Nadu0.660.680.67
West Bengal1.71.741.77

However, export of fish and fisheries products has witnessed a significant growth in the last five years. It increased from ₹33,441.61 crore during 2014-15 to ₹47,621 crore during 2018-19.

Some of the coastal states like Odisha are yet to develop infrastructure like refrigerated handling facilities for fisheries. Hence much of these are routed to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

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