Karnataka Fisheries

Fisheries in the national economy have gained importance both as a foreign exchange earner and as a generator of employment.  In addition this sector has assumed the characteristics of an industrial enterprise.  Fish is the cheapest source of protein available for human diet.  The Department of Fisheries was established in the year 1957 with an object to give fillip for production of fish by utilising the rich resources in Marine and Inland sector.  Karnataka has about 5.93 lakh ha of inland water resources, 8000 ha of brackish water and 320 km of coastline with 27,000 Sq.km of continental shelf.  The department is implementing several schemes for the better utilization of the resources and for the welfare of fishermen in particular and public in general.

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Puntius carnaticus
Image Courtesy; CIFA, Bangalore​
The fish production in Karnataka was around 2.0 lakh tons in early eighties and reached to a peak of over 3.0 lakh tons in mid nineties. The average fish production in the last 5 years is about 5.0 lakh tons with the contribution of Marine sector being 68 % and Inland sector 32 % for the year. The fish production from the state contributed about 5.80% of India’s total fish production for the year 2010-11. The current level of per-capita fish availability in the state is around 6.8 kg. The contribution of Fisheries Sector to GSDP at current prices during 1993-94 was Rs 16,316 lakhs and it has increased to Rs 286273 lakhs in 2012-13.


FISH PRODUCTION OF KARNATAKA

(Qty.:  in metric tons)       (Value: Rs in Lakh)

YearMarineInland   Total
QuantityValueQuantityValueQuantityValue
1997-9818985923643    1205422839431040152037
1998-99160627210091184192799527904649004
1999-00165653236841266462970629229953390
2000-01177907248291274682991130537554740
2001-02128416199421211962834324961248285
2002-031801613365386262980526642343458
2003-0418700340498700361878325703959281
2004-0517122745873804702158225169867455
2005-06176974465981205993232129757378918
2006-07168545551431239193717629246492318
2007-08175566517871221244274429769094531
2008-092181378202414371757487361854139511
2009-10248728.8090198.11159324.0063730.00408052.80153928.11
2010-11340570.68133564.71186008.7577348.29526579.43210913.00
2011-12347383.21150629.73199053.4780015.54546436.68230645.27
2012-13357324.97201668.16168241.4784604.91525566.44286273.07
​2013-14​357357.86​204102197952.14​159621​555310.00​363723
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EXPORT OF MARINE FISH PRODUCTS

Year

Quantity (metric tons.)

Value   (Rs. In lakh)

Growth %

Unit value per kg (in Rs.)
Qty.Value
1992-9366325768.00-  14087
1993-9481277601.00+ 23+ 3294
1994-95909911312.71+ 12+ 49124
1995-9671589874.30-  21- 13138
1996-9799149926.36+ 38+  1100
1997-981055111731.87+  6+18111
1998-991174711395.35+ 11-   397
1999-001289712238.00+10+795
2000-01118239446.00-8-2380
2001-0294306338.00-20-3367
2002-0397886270.00+4-164
2003-0484746447.00-13+376
2004-05103497692.39+22+19135
2005-061596510327.00+54+3465
2006-072672314949.00+67+3956
2007-082615516261.00-2+962
2008-093300026400.00+26+6280
2009-105735939112.00+73+4868
2010-1110479568813.00+83+7666
2011-128629965846.00-17.65-4.3176
2012-139633385495.00+11.62+29.8489
​2013-14​106693​121037.00​+10.75​+41.57​113
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