Indian fisheries and aquaculture is an important food production sector, providing nutritional security to the food basket. It contributes to the agricultural exports and is currently engaging about fourteen million people in different activities. With diverse resources ranging from deep seas to lakes in the mountains, the country has shown continuous and sustained increments in fish production since last five decades.
India being a peninsular country has a far-stretching coastline. It is surrounded by water on the east, west, and south coasts. As a result, there is abundant fishing in India. India holds great potential for both inland and marine fishing. It has huge reservoirs for fishing. The fisheries industry heavily contributes to the GDP of India. Massive production and export has made the fisheries sector an essential part of the Indian economy.