India becomes Second Largest Fish Producing Country in the World
Posted on:22 Nov 2017 11:03:25
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22 November 2017 Current Affairs: The Combining effect production of all types of fisheries (capture and culture), the total fish production reached about 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17.
India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh stated while addressing a conference on the occasion of World Fisheries Day in New Delhi.
The scheme 'Blue Revolution' has been launched with the outlay of Rs. 300 crore for the integrated development of the Fisheries sector in the country.
As a result, overall fish production has registered an increase of about 18.86% in comparison to the last three years, whereas inland fish production has registered a growth of more than 26%.
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