Advances in Fishery, Aquaculture and Hydrobiology

Introduction to fishery sciences


David Stephen*

Fisheries sector is one of the important food product sector in the state contributing to the livelihood as well as food security of a large section of the economically under privileged population. In recent times, it has assumed higher significance and its endowment towards the State and the National economy in terms of livelihood and nutritive security, pastoral employment creation and foreign exchange earnings have been enormous. Fisheries involve marine, freshwater and brackish water subsectors. The fisheries zone contributed crore to the gross domestic product during 2011-2012 in the State, which is 0.80 percent of the total gross domestic product. During 2011 12, the export of marine products reached tonnes evaluated at crore.


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