“Handbook on Fisheries Statistics - 2018”

Published on September 20, 2019
Current context: “Handbook on Fisheries Statistics - 2018” has been released by the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Giriraj Singh.
 “Handbook on Fisheries Statistics - 2018”
  • This is the 13th edition of the Handbook published by the Department of Fisheries of Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • The last (12th edition of) Handbook was published in 2014.
  • The Government will invest 25,000 crore in the next 5 years in the fisheries sector to boost production and enhance infrastructure of fishes in India
  • The key information provided in the latest edition are:
    1. During 2017-18, a total fish production of 12.59 million metric tonnes was registered
    2. Production from the inland sector was registered at 8.90 million metric tonnes
    3. Production from the marine sector was registered at 3.69 million metric tonnes
    4. The average growth of 10.14% in the fish production during 2017-18 is seen
    5. India is currently world’s second largest producers of fish.
    6. Inland fish production in the total fish production has increased from 29% during the year 1950-51 to 71% in the year 2017-18.
    7. Andhra Pradesh has recorded the highest production of inland fish.
    8. Gujarat is the leading state in Marine fish production.
    9. The export of Marine Fish products is increased to 21.35% (Quantity) and 19.11 % (Value) during the year 2017-18.


How much the government will invest in the fisheries sector to boost production and enhance the infrastructure of fishes in India?
a. 25,000 Crores
b. 35,000 Crores
c. 45,000 Crores
d. 55,000 Crores

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