BB. Fishing and Seafood Exports:
a) Seafood: The global seafood trade is about 153 billion $ in 2017 (1 Billion $ = INR 7,000). The world’s most three predominant seafood are Shrimp, Tuna and Salmon. The per capita consumption in USA are
Shrimp – 4 .00 Lbs/year
Tuna. – 2.30 Lbs/year
Salmon – 2.30 Lbs/year
c) Fish consumption per capita
World average: 20.30 kg in 2014 -16
India : 5.80 kg in 2013
Japan: 40 kg in 2001
27 kg in 2013
U.S. 7.30 kg in 2017

The world’s largest top ten fish producing countries.
Latest data 2017-18 (Highest at the bottom) ….
10. Russia: 3.31 million metric tons of fish annually.
9. Vietnam: 3.37 million metric tons of fish annually.
8. Thailand: 3.74 million metric tons of fish annually.
7. Japan: 4.82 million metric tons of fish annually
6. Chile: 5.03 million metric tons of fish annually
5. USA: 5,36 million metric tons of fish annually.
4. Peru: 5.85 million metric tons of fish annually
3. Indonesia: 6.1 million metric tons of fish annually.
2. India : 9.95 million metric tones of fish per year.
1. China: 58.8 million metric tons of fish per year.

India’s seafood exports are …
2017-18: Rs 45,000 Cr (7.03 B $)
2016-17:(5.77 Billion $)Rs 38,000 Cr
The predominant Indian seafood fish species (exports) in value& quantity terms are …..
2017-18:
Shrimp Exports 68 % in value and 41% in quantity terms..
Frozen fish Exports 10 % in values and 26 % in quantity terms
Fish Value realisation:
2017-18 – Average 2.08 $/kg
2016-17 – Average 2.27 $/kg

Seafood Exported to the following markets: 2017 -18
USA – 33 %
Far East (Vietnam,Thaietc) – 32 %
EU – 16 %
Japan – 6 %
Middle East. -. 4 %
China -. 3 %
and others. – 6 %

b) Fishing:
The Indian Economic Zone (EEZ) are 2 million Sq km …
The fishing industries are classified as
1) Traditional Fishermen/fishing
2) Off – shore fishing
3) Deep Sea fishing
The whole fishing industries are highly localised with respect to fishing crafts, fishing gears, targeting fish species, fishing grounds and fishing techniques etc.
Selling to Exporters/Domestic Markets: Well, this marketing also focused towards, a well set marketing arrangements thro mediators or direct for years of operations in the past with respect to each landing centers …
“Sustainability”:As such every part of Indian off-shore oceans are over exploited. There is no consolidated scientific management with respect to “Sustainability”.

 

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