India’s cod fishery has been the subject of a media frenzy for years, with many locals calling it the “death sport” of the Indian seafood industry.
Codfish was a prized delicacy in the region for decades, but its disappearance in recent years has sparked outrage in India and even triggered a court case.
According to a report by the Indian fisheries ministry, about 10% of India’s fish catch in the past decade has been caught by cod fishermen, but that number is believed to have dropped to 6%.
India’s fisheries minister, Subhash Chandra Bose, recently told the National Press Club that his ministry had not seen a sharp rise in cod fishing in the country, despite the popularity of cod fishing.
However, a new survey has found that the number of cod fishermen in India has increased from 6% in 2015 to 20% in 2017.
According the report, cod fishermen are now the most popular fishery in India, followed by fish farms, while some fish farms are also more popular.
A fish farm is considered a more lucrative business in India as the catch is often sold as a delicacy.
The fish farms in India also have a strong presence in the coastal areas, where they sell the fish to international markets.
A survey carried out by the Institute of Marine Science in India (IMSI) found that more than 50% of the fish farms were located in the southern coastal states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Fish farms also account for a substantial portion of the overall fish catch, which is estimated to be about 8% of Indian fishing catch.
A report published by the International Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (IFAF) in 2017 found that Indian fish farming was the most important fishing industry in the world.
The report found that fish farms accounted for about 35% of all Indian fishing fleet and that fish farming accounts for about 70% of total global catch.
However, in recent times, a number of countries including China and India have introduced laws to restrict fish farming.
According a 2016 report by UNODC, fish farming has contributed to a reduction in fish stocks and an increase in mortality in the wild caught.
This in turn has affected the livelihoods of fish farmers, many of whom have been forced to relocate to remote areas in search of work.
In 2017, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that fishing, aquaculture and the aquacultural industry accounts for nearly 40% of GDP in India.
The trade in fish and other seafood products accounts for more than 40% in the whole of India.