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| Last Updated:: 30/03/2019

Fishiers of Karnataka

Fishiers of Karnataka

           The Department of Fisheries was established in the year 1957 with an object to give fillip for production of fish by utilising the rich resources in Marine and Inland sector.
Karnataka has about 5.93 lakh ha of inland water resources, 8000 ha of brackish water and 320 km of coastline with 27,000 of continental shelf.
Fish is the cheapest source of protein available for human diet. The fish production in Karnataka was around 2.0 lakh tons in early eighties and reached to a peak of over 3.0 lakh tons in mid nineties. The average fish production in the last 5 years is about 5.65 lakh tons with the contribution of Marine sector being 66 % and Inland sector 34 % for the year. The fish production from the state contributed about 5.86% of India’s total fish production for the year 2013-14. The current level of per-capita fish availability in the state is around 6.8 kg.

Fish Production of Karnataka

Export of Marine Fish Products

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