Gujarat tops Annual Fish Production of 7.8 lakh tonnes

Published on June 08, 2019
Gujarat topped the country with annual fish production of 7.8 lakh tonnes, followed by Tamil Nadu (7.02 lakh tonnes) and Kerala (6.43 lakh tonnes) according to the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
Gujarat tops Annual Fish Production of 7.8 lakh tonnes

About the Report:

  • The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) released the district wise marine fish landing data for the year 2018.
  • The Fisheries Resources Assessment Division (FRAD) of CMFRI had collected random sampling data across the state and finalized the provisional figure.
  • The data was collected by the fisheries department by employing the multi-stage cluster sampling method and the figures varied.

Fish export in 2018:

  • While Cuttlefish (Cephalopods), prawns, Pomfrets, crabs and fishes belonging to the family of Percidae were exported, the protein-rich Sardines and Anchovies were sold in the local markets.
  • According to CMFRI report, the Fish production for the year 2018 was estimated at 3.49 million tonnes at the all India level.

Question:

Q. Which state in India bagged the top spot in the country with annual fish production of 7.8 lakh tonnes?
a. Kerala
b. Gujarat
c. Maharashtra
d. Tamil Nadu

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