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)|
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.