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India: Marine fish catch drops by 5.3 pc in 2015: CMFRI May 02,2016   |  Source: Business Standard

India's marine fish catch has dropped by 5.3 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, with oil sardines recording the sharpest fall of 51 per cent, the city-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) said today. As per CMFRI's scientific data, which was released here, the overall marine fish landings in the country dropped to 3.40 million tonnes during 2015 against 3.59 million tonnes in 2014, recording a fall of 1.89 lakh tonnes (5.3 per cent). In a major setback for the fisheries, a sharp decline of 2.79 lakh tonnes (51 per cent) has been recorded in the landings of oil sardines mainly in the south west coast comprising Kerala, Karnataka and Goa. "A catch of 2.66 lakh tonnes oil sardines were recorded during 2015 against 5.45 lakh tonnes during 2014. The contribution of oil sardine, which is the single largest contributor, towards the total catch reduced from 15 per cent in 2014 to eight per cent in 2015," it said. The catch of other important species/groups recorded during 2015 are lesser sardines 2.56 lakh tonnes, Indian mackerel 2.38 lakh tonnes, penaeid prawns 1.99 lakh tonnes, ribbon fishes 1.77 lakh tonnes, thread fin breams 1.63 lakh tonnes, croakers 1.55 lakh tonnes, non-penaeid prawns 1.49 lakh tonnes, scads 1.12 lakh tonnes and Bombay


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