Telangana State #Fisheries has envisaged to make holistic sector development, with focus on enhancement of productivity and production, self-sufficiency in fish seed demand, supply of fish at an
affordable price in hygienic condition and render welfare schemes to fishers. Telangana ranks third in India in fishing resources with 587,000 hectares of fishable area, and is ranked eighth in #fishproduction, having produced 2, 20,000 tons of fish in 2016 alone, according to state fisheries ministry.
Fisheries has posed to be one of the fast growing sectors, generating income and employment. Fisheries sector aims to tap all the possible resources to capture and culture fishery base
to escalate fish production and productivity through viable development. Aquaculture is contributing considerably for: food security, nutrition and health, lively hood security to rural population, and welfare of fishers. The fisheries department has a vision to make optimal utilization of natural resources for fish production, promotes freshwater aquaculture, supported by technology, infrastructure and trained manpower.
#FisheriesInIndia is a very important economic activity and a flourishing sector with varied resources and potentials. India is one of the leading countries that produces fish through aquaculture and is home to more than 10 percent of the global fish diversity.
- India is the second largest #aquacultureproducer after China, with more than 10.79 million tons of fish production, during the last fiscal year
- With annual export of fish and #aquaculture crossing to INR 300 billion [USD 4.60 billion, EUR 3.91 billion]
- Aquaculture sector has the capacity for further growth, as there lies a huge potential to upsurge domestic consumption and exports as well
- In Telangana there are 19.04 lakh ﬁshermen in the State. More than 65 percent of ﬁshermen are concentrated in Warangal, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Karimnagar districts. The State has been implementing several centrally sponsored programmes.
Telangana states Broad areas of improvements:
- There is a dire need to improve the productivity of water bodies through stocking of fish seed (advanced fingerlings of 80-100 mm)
- There is a need to improve the existing fish seed farms and establish new fish seed farms in both government and private sectors
- To introduce new technologies like Inland culture, Pen and Cage culture to increase fish production
- To concentrate on modernization of fish markets and establishment of new markets
- To encourage mobile fish markets
- To take up capacity building of fisheries in a big way
Telangana government is planning to introduce inland aquaculture, pen & cage culture to increase Aquafarming.
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