The role played by Fisheries Department of Tripura towards meeting the food security of State's population is significant, as fish is an important constituent of daily diet of more than 95% of its populace. The per capita consumption of fish in the State is reported to be highest among the Inland States of the country. The State made considerable achievements with regard to carp seed production. It is rather surplus in fish seed production (present production 329.40 Million against a requirement of 293.78 million at the end of 2014-15). This is the first state in the North East, rather one of the very few land locked States of the country, to produce seed of fresh water prawn in artificial sea water on a commercial scale. However, the State is yet to achieve the level of fish production to fulfill the consumption requirement of fish for its populace


Progress in fishery sector during 2015-16:


Encouraging results with regard to fish culture activities could be obtained in the State, particularly in the rural areas due to implementation of the Plan activities during 2015-16. Besides, a class of progressive farmers could be developed in the State who are obtaining fish productions of even above 6 tons per ha. The total fish production could also be raised to 69055.MT in 2015-16 (Provisional). The per capita availability of fish from local production has also increased to 18.40 kg (provisional) as against 17.61 kg in 2014-15. Moreover, about 670 ha. (191 nos) big water bodies have been brought under scientific fish culture and about 1059.72 ha. new water area created during 2015-16.


District wise water area and production of fish during 2014-15 and 2015-16:


Funds Released for Development of Fisheries Sector under National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in Tripura, 2013-2014 to 2015-2016:


Important schemes implemented during 2015-16: