Thursday, 27 July 2017

Steps to increase Export of Marine Food Products

Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015-16.
State wise details of seafood production in the country during the last three year, year-wise and State-wise is as below:
Marine Fish Production by States/Union Territories (in Thousand Tonnes)
Sl. No.
State/UT
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
1.
Gujarat
698.45
697.33
723.83
2.
Andhra Pradesh
475.40
520.27
538.60
3.
Goa
114.70
107.07
111.65
4.
Karnataka
399.82
411.74
427.24
5.
Kerala
524.47
516.75
538.38
6.
Maharashtra
463.59
434.12
452.28
7.
Odisha
133.21
144.76
150.16
8.
Tamil Nadu
457.45
466.60
485.00
9.
West Bengal
178.85
178.20
185.50
10.
Andman and Nicobar Islands
36.98
37.13
38.63
11.
Daman and Diu
31.54
22.55
23.52
12.
Lakshadweep
13.19
15.94
14.05
13.
Puducherry
41.83
47.25
97.48
All India
3569.48
3599.71
3786.32
Source:-  Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries
Note:- Product wise details are not readily available.

The Government through Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is extending technical and financial assistance in the capture fisheries sector to develop the infrastructure facilities for the fishing, processing, value addition and export of seafood products. MPEDA is also supporting the Aquaculture sector to increase the production of export oriented aquaculture through various technical/financial assistance schemes, research & development and extension activities.
 Details of top 5 countries for last three years to which maximum marine food products were exported, are given below:-

2014-15
2015-16
2016-17

Qty
Value


Qty
Value


Qty
Value

Country Name
Tons
Rs.Crore
USD(Mln)
Country Name
Tons
Rs.Crore
USD(Mln)
Country Name
Tons
Rs.Crore
USD(Mln)
USA
129667
8830
1458.24
USA
153695
8633
1334.05
USA
188617
11482.16
1731.81
VIETNAM
274972
6629
1089.83
VIETNAM
219384
5617
863.63
VIETNAM
318171
8776.35
1323.28
JAPAN
78772
3040
502.29
JAPAN
75393
2611
403.48
JAPAN
69039
2621.37
394.50
SPAIN
49713
1241
204.57
SPAIN
48930
1197
183.61
SPAIN
53004
1545.26
233.00
BELGIUM
23108
1213
200.39
BELGIUM
23396
1091
168.29
THAILAND
100468
1483.52
223.53
Total export to the World
1051243
33441
5511.12
Total export to the World
945892
30420
4687.94
Total export to the World
1134948
37870.90
5777.61

This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister  SmtNirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today (July 26, 2017).



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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