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Discuss the role of fishery in enhancement of food production.

6. Discuss the role of fishery in enhancement of food production.

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The fisheries industry deals with catching, processing and marketing of fishes and other aquatic animals that are economically important. Prawns, crabs, lobsters etc are some economically important aquatic animals. Fisheries industry has a major role in the Indian economy as well as in the enhancement of food production in India. A large part of India is dependent on fishes and other aquatic animals for their food requirements. Both marines as well as freshwater species of fishes are used for this purpousThus, expansion of the fisheries industry leads to enhancement in food production. Fisheries also being a huge industry tends to generate employment for people of coastal areas.

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