India's aquaculture production can be classified into freshwater and brackishwater production. Freshwater aquaculture production contributes nearly 55 per cent of the total fish production in India. There are 429 Fish Farmers Development Agencies (FFDA) and 39 Brackishwater Fish Farmers Development Agencies (BFDAs) for promoting freshwater and coastal aquaculture. Some of the important species cultured in India are:- Indian major carps and shrimp. Besides these ornamental fish culture and seaweed farming, are slowly gaining importance in the last few years.
FAO's National Aquaculture Legislation Overview for India
Declaration made at the Workshop on "Small indigenous freshwater fish species: Their role in poverty alleviation, food security and conservation of biodiversity", 23-25 February 2010, Kolkata, India.
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