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 Kerala is a coastal state with an extensive coastline of 590 km with Arabian Sea in the west. Fisheries is one of the most important sectors of Kerala's economy providing livelihood to the fishermen population living in the 222 marine villages. The substantial growth of this sector is due to innovative and efficient fishing practices, government policies and increased demand for marine fish products in the domestic and international markets.

Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation Limited (KSCADC), registered as State Government Private Limited Company on 22nd December 2008, commenced with the aim of pooling more financial resources for the development of the coastal area. The operations of the company were started from 01-01-2010 by taking over the activities of the Coastal Area Development Agency, which was started in 2004 with the aim to accelerate the pace of development of the coastal areas and to improve the socio-economic condition of fisher folk in the State. It was later reconstituted as Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation.

KSCADC, a fully owned government company, is headed by the Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries. Vide G.O (P) No.241/10/Fin dated 19/4/2010, State Government have included KSCADC at par with KITCO, KSIDC etc for executing civil works. With the motto "innovate, transform, excel", KSCADC defines, designs and delivers innovative solutions for upgrading the coastal as well as fisheries infrastructure in the state. KSCADC is currently handling projects in Infrastructure creation, Technology acquisition and its commercialization, Commercial Operations & Consultancy Services.

   

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