Fisheries | VOL. 16, ISSUE 97

Developing Sea Farms

With maximum sustainable yield in capture fisheries achieved, technological innovations to increase yields seem imperative. In a recent breakthrough cages that can withstand turbulent seas have been developed and tested successfully by the NIOT.

Fisheries # Policy

New National Policy on Marine Fisheries: Reviewing changes

With a coastline of 8,118 km, India harbours a huge potential for its aquaculture and fisheries industry and is already a major supplier and producer of fish in the world. As per National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), India is ranked third in fish production and second in aquaculture in the world. Fisheries contribute 1.07 per cent of the total GDP of the country, which is also 5.15 per cent of the GDP of agriculture, forestry and fishing at current prices. As per the draft, the Policy...

Fisheries | VOL. 15, ISSUE 90, May-June 2015

Pethia Striata

The new species will be an addition to Cyprinidae, the largest family of fish that encompasses other common fishes like the gold fish and the common carp.

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 79, July-August 2013

Farming the Seas

With maximum sustainable yield in capture fisheries achieved, technological innovations to increase yields seem imperative. In a recent breakthrough cages that can withstand turbulent seas have been developed by National Institute of Ocean Technology. The organisation is also involving the fisher community of Olaikuda for a large scale culture.

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77, March-April 2013

Fish Stats

An overview The fisheries sector contributed Rs 67913 crores to the gross domestic product (GDP at current prices) during 2009-2010, amounting to 0.96 per cent of India’s total GDP (MoSPI, 2011). The share of fisheries sector in the total GDP at factor cost in current prices increased from 0.40 per cent in 1950-51 to 0.96 per cent in 2009-10, recording an increase of 140 per cent (Fig 1). The fisheries sector has also been one of the major contributors of foreign exchange earnings. During 2010-11,...

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77, March-April 2013

Save the Hilsa

Hilsa, Tenualosa ilisha, is commercial fish in the Indo-Pacific region supporting the livelihood of millions of people. The most productive fishing ground for hilsa is the Padma-Meghana-Jamuna delta which drains in the Bay of Bengal—the highest landing of hilsa in the world being from Bangladesh. Like Atlantic Salmon, hilsa is an anadromous fish migrating over 1000 km into the freshwater zone, where they are born, for breeding. The young ones migrate back to the sea and remain there till they attain...

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77 March-April 2013

Wild Shrimp Seed Collection

Wild Shrimp Seed Collection in Hoogly Estuary, West Bengal

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77, March-April 2013

Climate Change and Inland Fisheries

Impacts, vulnerability and resilience of fisheries sector to climate change in India

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77 March-April 2013

Coldwater Fish

Fisheries provide employment to 14 million fishers—but today the highly dispersed and unorganised sector is calling out for appropriate tools to create good database to enable better planning. It is envisaged that the national policy on inland fisheries should strike a balance between aquaculture and various enhancement practices to achieve higher fish productivity, environmental sustainability and social equity.

Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77, March-April 2013

Inland Fisheries in India

Fisheries provide employment to 14 million fishers—but today the highly dispersed and unorganised sector is calling out for appropriate tools to create good database to enable better planning. It is envisaged that the national policy on inland fisheries should strike a balance between aquaculture and various enhancement practices to achieve higher fish productivity, environmental sustainability and social equity.