Inland Fisheries

Inland fisheries have a great scope in Kerala, as the state is endowed with fresh water resources consisting of rivers, backwaters, estuaries, fresh water lakes, reservoirs, minor irrigation tanks and ponds. Originating mainly from the Western Ghats, the rivers, rivulets and streams are well known for their richness of biodiversity of freshwater fishes. Majority of these fish species have ornamental value also. Besides, the Inland fish production provides significant contribution to animal protein supplies in rural areas of the State. Most of the inland production is consumed locally and marketed domestically.

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