Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
Context: Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI,Tamil Nadu tops .
*In accordance with the report “Annual Marine Fish Landings in India for 2019” by CMFRI, India’s marine fish production has increased marginally by 2.1% to 3.56 million tonnes (mt) in 2019 as compared to 3.49 mt in 2018.
*Tamil Nadu grabbed the top in annual fish production with 7.75 lakh tonnes followed by Gujarat (7.49 lakh tonnes), which had been holding the first position earlier, and Kerala (5.44 lakh tonnes) which retained the third position.
*The estimated value of fish landings in the country last year was Rs 60,881 crore with 15.6% increase over 2018.
*It should be noted that the term “Landing” in the report means getting fish out of the water and brought to the land.
*India is ranked 3rd after China and Indonesia in marine fish production.
*The Indian mackerel landings, which were in the first spot in 2018, declined by 43% in 2019.
*The red toothed triggerfish, a commercially unimportant fish, became the most landed resource (2.74 lakh tonnes).