Conference on Fisheries Sector in South India
Theme: The NexGen Blue Revolution
DAY 2 : 24 August 2019
Indian fisheries and aquaculture is an important sector of food production providing nutritional security, besides livelihood support and gainful employment to more than 14 million people, and contributing to agricultural exports. With diverse resources ranging from deep seas to lakes in the mountains and more than 10% of the global biodiversity in terms of fish and shellfish species, the country has shown continuous and sustained increments in fish production since independence. The total fish production during 2017-18 is estimated to be 12.60 million metric tonnes, of which nearly 65% is from inland sector and about 50% of the total production is from culture fisheries, and constitutes about 6.3% of the global fish production.
With this paradigm shifts in terms of increasing contributions from inland sector and further from aquaculture have been significant over the years. In this context, CII is organizing a one day conference on Fisheries Sector in South India to discuss about the growth rates, the different facets, viz., marine fisheries, coastal aquaculture, inland fisheries, freshwater aquaculture, and cold water fisheries are contributing to the food basket, health, economy, exports, employment and tourism of the country. The proposed session would discuss about global demand, finance and investment opportunities; modern aquaculture and nutrition management, cold chain trends and post-harvest and value addition for the development of fisheries sector.