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Kerala’s Fisheries Triumph: A Beacon of Sustainable Development and Community Prosperity Takes Center Stage at IITF Trade Fair 2023

New Delhi: The Department of Fisheries in Kerala garnered widespread acclaim at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2023, where it showcased the state’s commitment to sustainable development and the well-being of its fishing communities. Led by Minister Saji Cherian, the department envisions “Blissful fishers and a healthy community.”

Renowned as God’s own country, Kerala, with its extensive 590 km coastline and diverse waterbodies, assumes a pivotal role in ecological diversity and livelihood. The Department of Fisheries, helmed by the Director of Fisheries, is unwavering in its dedication to the sustainable development of fisheries in both marine and inland sectors.

The fisheries sector significantly contributes to Kerala’s GDP, with marine product exports reaching a remarkable Rs 5919.02 Crores in 2017-18. Supporting a vast population, 222 fishing villages in the marine and 113 fishery villages in the inland sector provide livelihoods, contributing significantly to the socio-economic fabric.

Collaboration among executive officers under the department, including Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd (Matsyafed), Agency for Development of Aquaculture, Kerala (ADAK), and others, propels the department’s mission. This mission encompasses resource conservation, nutritional security, socio-economic development, safety for the fishing community, infrastructure development, and effective extension services to society.

At the IITF Trade Fair 2023, Kerala’s fisheries stood out with a showcase emphasizing innovation, conservation, and community well-being. Visitors were captivated by the vibrant display of aquatic diversity and success stories of sustainable fisheries. Mr. Narendra Jha, a visitor, praised Kerala’s fisheries stall, stating, “The fisheries stall reflects the rich heritage and potential of Kerala’s fishery sector. It’s a testament to the state’s dedication to sustainable practices and community welfare.”

The success at the IITF Trade Fair 2023 underscores Kerala’s leadership in fisheries, embodying the mission of “Blissful fishers and a healthy community” in every facet of its endeavors.

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