Presently India is the second largest in fish production and aquaculture in the world after china.
During 2016-17 total fish production 11.41 Mmt in which 7.77 Mmt from inland that is 68.1% and 3.64 Mmt from marine sector that is 31.9%.
There is 6.04% increase in total fish production from 2015-16.
Over 14.5 million people are engaged in fisheries sector.
Export earnings from this sector Rs. 37870.90 Cr in 2016-17, contributed about 0.92 % to national GVA and 5.23% to agriculture GVA.
INLAND FISHERIES IN INDIA:
Out of total inland fisheries %age share of fresh water aquaculture is 80% in recent years.
Area under Reservoirs – 3.15 million ha
Area under Ponds & Tanks – 2.36 million ha
Area under Brackish water – 1.24 million ha
Length of Rivers & Canals – 0.19 million ha
Length of flood plain lakes – 1.20 million ha
MARINE FISHERIES IN INDIA:
Length of the Coast Line – 8,129 km
Continental Shelf – 0.53 million Sq.km
Number of Fish landing Centers – 1537
Number of Fishing Villages – 3432
Exclusive Economic Zone 2.02 million Sq.km comprising 0.86 million sq km on west coast ,0.56 million sq km , 0.60 million sq km around Andaman and Nicobar island.