India’s inland fish production reaches 131.13 lakh tonnes in 2023


The total export of fish and related products is Rs 63,969.14 crores in the year 2022-23

The inland fish production has shown rapid growth from 2014-15 to 2022-23. Inland fish production increased from 66.87 lakh tonnes in 2014-15 to 131.13 lakh tonnes in 2022-2023. This information was given by Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, and Animal Husbandry & Dairying in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The total export of fish and related products is Rs 63,969.14 crores in 2022-23 against Rs 46,662.85 crores in 2019-20. 

During the last three financial years (FY 2020-21 to FY 2022-23) and the current financial year (2023-24), a central budget of Rs 4810 crore has been allocated for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and out of this budgetary allocation, a sum of Rs 3345.28 crore has been released to various State Governments/Union Territories and other implementing agencies for development of fisheries and aquaculture sector.

The share of the Fisheries sector in the total Gross Value Added (GVA), at constant prices, in 2021-2022 is Rs 1,47,519 crores constituting about 1.07 per cent of the total national GVA and 6.86 per cent of Agricultural GVA.

As reported by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, the total import of fish and related products is Rs 1,949.51 crores in 2022-23, against the import of Rs 1,271.11 crores in 2019-20. The year-wise details of the import of fish and related products since 2019 are as follows:

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