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Fisheries Infrastructure

Marine capture fisheries have very important role for food supply, food security and income generation in India. India have a coast line of 8118 Km, and it is spread over 9 maritime states and 4 Union Territories.

Coastal fisheries fall under State jurisdiction and take place within the first 12 nautical miles from the base line out to sea while Deep-sea fisheries operations, falling under the jurisdiction of the Union Government, are mostly taking place between the 12 nautical miles and the outer boundary of the EEZ. Management of inshore fisheries is the responsibility of State Governments, usually operating through State Fisheries Departments and with specific State-based legislation.

Following are the major fisheries infrastructure in marine sector.

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