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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3796
ANSWERED ON:  19.12.2005
FISH PRODUCTION
BRAJESH PATHAK
RAMDAS ATHAWALE
P. POOKUNHI KOYA
Will the Minister of



AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:-




(a) the total amount of fish products produced from the sea and in land-waters, separately annually;

(b) the details of fish production in the country during the last three years and the current financial year, State-wise;

(c) the total fish exported and consumed internally, annually; and

(d) the steps taken/proposed to be taken to promote fish landing centres, fish production and export of fish and fish products?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (SHRI TASLIMUDDIN)

(a): The average annual fish production from marine and inland resources for the period of 2001-02 to 2004-05 have been around 28.85 lakh tonnes and 33.30 lakh tonnes respectively.

(b): The state-wise details of the estimated fish production during the last three years and the current financial year is at Annexure-I.

(c): Out of the total fish production in the country, the average annual export of fish and fish products for the period of 2001-02 to 2004-05 have been around 4.35 lakh tonnes.

(d): The steps taken/proposed to be taken to promote fish landing centres, fish production and export of fish and fish products is given in the statement at Annexure-II.

Annexure I

Statement pertaining to unstarred Lok Sabha Question No 3796 by Shri Brajesh Pathak, Dr. P.P. Koya and Shri Ramdas Athawale regarding Fish Production due for reply on 19.12.2005.

State-wise estimate of fish production in the country during the last three years and provisional estimate of fish production during the current financial year (April 2005 to September 2005) Fish Production in `000 tonnes
S.No	State/Union Territory	2001-	2002-03	2003-04 2004-05 (P)
	 	 		2002 	 		(April  - Sep 05)

1 Andhra Pradesh 676.11 827.90 944.64 476.36 2 Arunachal Pradesh 2.60 2.60 2.65 1.30 3 Assam 161.45 165.52 181.00 61.82 4 Bihar 240.40 261.00 266.49 122.39 5 Goa 69.92 76.53 87.36 26.29 6 Gujarat 701.60 777.91 654.62 209.36 7 Haryana 34.57 35.18 39.13 16.10 8 Himachal Pradesh 7.22 7.24 6.53 2.07 9 Jammu & Kashmir 18.85 19.75 19.75 10.00 10 Karnataka 249.61 266.42 257.00 78.77 11 Kerala 671.82 678.32 684.7 348.10 12 Madhya Pradesh 47.46 42.17 50.82 16.47 13 Maharashtra 537.05 514.10 545.13 209.30 14 Manipur 16.45 16.60 17.60 7.60 15 Meghalaya 4.97 5.37 5.15 2.73 16 Mizoram 3.15 3.25 3.38 0.96 17 Nagaland 5.20 5.50 5.56 2.20 18 Orissa 281.95 287.53 306.9 135.75 19 Punjab 58.00 66.00 83.65 43.52 20 Rajasthan 14.27 25.60 14.3 3.50 21 Sikkim 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.07 22 Tamil Nadu 485.00 473.50 474.14 276.88 23 Tripura 29.45 29.52 17.98 6.22 24 Uttar Pradesh 225.37 249.84 267.00 138.40 25 West Bengal 1100.10 1120.00 1169.60 542.01 26 A and N Islands 27.08 28.30 31.15 17.22 27 Chandigarh 0.04 0.08 0.08 0.04 28 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.02 29 Daman and Diu 21.52 11.26 13.77 4.06 30 Delhi 3.20 2.25 2.10 0.61 31 Lakshadweep 13.65 7.50 10.03 2.10 32 Pondicherry 44.50 45.02 48.00 11.43 33 Chhattisgarh 95.76 99.80 111.05 73.80 34 Uttaranchal 6.42 2.55 2.56 0.92 35 Jharkhand 101.00 45.38 75.38 12.20 INDIA 5955.93 6199.68 6399.39 2860.57
P: Provisional
Source: State Government / UT Administrations

Annexure II

Statement pertaining to unstarred Lok Sabha Question No 3796 by Shri Brajesh Pathak, Dr. P.P. Koya and Shri Ramdas Athawale regarding Fish Production due for reply on 19.12.2005

Steps taken / proposed to be taken by the Department to promote fish landing centres, fish production and export of fish and fish products for the.

1) Govt of India implements two macro Centrally Spnsored Schemes: `Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture` and `Development of Marine Fisheries, Infrastructure and Post Harvest Operations` through State Government / UT Administrations encompassing various components such as, establishment of fishing harbours, fish landing centres, post harvest infrastructure facilities etc to develop the fisheries sector and provide fish in prime and hygenic condition to the consumers and fish processing industries to boost exports.

2) Comprehensive Marine Fishing Policy has been announced in November 2004 with the objectives: to augment fish production up to the sustainable level; to ensure socio-economic security of the artisanal fishermen and; to ensure sustainable development of marine fisheries with due concern for ecological integrity and bio-diversity.

3) Empowered committee has been set up to oversee the development of deep seas fishing. Resource enhancement measure like uniform ban during monsoon period and popularization of Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries concept is also resorted to.

4) Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act 2005 has been enacted to regulate the activities of aquaculture farms.

5) A network of 429 Fish Farmers Development Agency (FFDA) and 39 Brackish water Fish Farmers Development Agency (BFDA) is under operation covering all the potential districts for the Development of Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture across the country.

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