Marine and freshwater catch fishing combined with aquaculture fish farming is a rapidly growing industry in India. In 2008, India was the sixth largest producer of marine and freshwater capture fisheries, and the second largest aquaculture farmed fish producer in the world.


Catch fishing in India employs about 14.5 million people. . The country's rich marine and inland water resources, fisheries and aquaculture offer an attractive and promising sector for employment, livelihood and food security.

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Fishery trade plays an important role in the India, with special reference to Kerala. It is estimate that around US$ 70 billion worth fish and fishery products were traded internationally during 2006-07 of which India accounted for 2.64% only. Indias share in this trade was US$ 1.85 billion (Rs. 8,363 crores).