Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying

India stands third in world in terms of fish production, contributing 8 percent to the global  fish production and ranks second in aquaculture production


Under PMMSY, overall fish production in the country has shown an increasing trend, registering a fish production of 162.48 lakh tonnes in 2021-22from 141.64 lakh tonnes in 2019-20

Posted On: 24 MAR 2023 6:05PM by PIB Delhi

India is the third largest fish producing country, contributing 8 percent to the global fish production and ranks second in aquaculture production. The fish production in 2021-22 is 16.24 Million Tonnes comprising of marine fish production of 4.12 Million Tonnes and 12.12 Million Tonnes from Aquaculture. Challenges faced, to a certain extent, include increasing availability of quality seed, cold chain, meeting requirements of infrastructure and post-harvest infrastructure.

Since the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) in the year 2020-21, the overall fish production in the country has shown an increasing trend, registering a fish production of 162.48 lakh tonnes in 2021-22from 141.64 lakh tonnes in 2019-20.

This information was given by Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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