India becomes Second Largest Fish Producing Country in the World


Combining the production of all types of fisheries (capture and culture), the total fish production has reached at about 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17 and India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world, Union Agriculture Minister Radhan Mohan Singh stated while addressing a conference on the occasion of World Fisheries Day in New Delhi. 

The scheme ‘Blue Revolution’ has been launched with the outlay of Rs. 300 crore for the integrated development of the Fisheries sector in the country. As a result, overall fish production has registered an increase of about 18.86% in comparison to the last three years, whereas inland fish production has registered a growth of more than 26%.
Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  • China is the largest fish producer country in the world.
  • Radha Mohan Singh represents Purvi Champaran constituency in Bihar state.
  • Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)