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 […]

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Rs 100 crore crab industry under threat from biodiversity loss, indiscriminate crabbing

Rs 100 crore crab industry under threat from biodiversity loss, indiscriminate crabbing With no legal control and monitoring mechanism, over exploitation of mud crabs from the wild has resulted in the stagnation of fisheries production of this species across the country, affecting the livelihood of many in the coastal districts. Sumitra Samanth in her shop […]

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Wild Shrimp Seed Collection

Aquaculture, regarded as an environmentally sound practice, can utilise farm resources including farm wastes and generate food and income. On the downside however, shrimp farming, the most lucrative of aquaculture option in the east coast of India, has been leading to pollution of the aquatic environment causing degradation of mangroves and other water resources, which […]

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Aquaculture In Sunderban: Climate Change Adaptation

Paddy cultivation and fishing is the mainstay of the Sundarban ecoregions’ economy. However, loss of landmass and frequent incursions of saltwater into agricultural fields is rendering the practice less viable each passing day. Sustainable aquaculture as well as shrimp-paddy culture has the potential to help affected cultivators to not only adapt to climate change but […]

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