Karnataka Fisheries Department – KFDC

Fisheries Department of Karnataka – ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮೀನುಗಾರಿಕೆ ಇಲಾಖೆ

In India, fisheries are an essential part of the national economy for two primary reasons. First, they sent the vast quantities of fish to foreign countries. Second, it employs a large number of people. So, this sector has acquired the stature of an industrial enterprise. Moreover, among the sources of protein, fish is one of the cheapest if you see it from the perspective of price. In Karnataka State, the Government established the Karnataka Fisheries Department in the year 1957. Know more about the Karnataka Fisheries Department.fisheries department karnataka

The State of Karnataka has a coastline 320 km long and a continental shelf area of 27000 sq. Kilometers and 5.65 lakh hectares of several inland water resources. Therefore, Karnataka has an excellent scope for the development of fisheries. The brackish area of 8000 hectares is also great for culturing fish/shrimp. The state has 9.61 lakh fishermen involved in multiple fisheries activities among which 3.28 lakh of them are in marine, and the remaining 6.33 lakh are in the Inland. Karnataka state also providing many Schemes and Functions of Fisheries Department Karnataka.

Karnataka Fisheries Department

From 2013 to 2014, the state produced 5.55 lakh tonnes of fish. It means that 5.8 percent of the total fish production in India came from Karnataka. It gives Karnataka the 6th position in the production of marine fish and 9th position in the production of inland fish in the country. The Fisheries Department Karnataka deserves credit for implementing multiple schemes for proper utilization of the state’s resources and the general welfare of the public and most importantly, of the fishermen of the state.www.karanataka.gov.in

In the eighties, the fish production in the state of Karnataka was nearly 2.0 lakh tons. In the nineties, it became 3.0 lakh tons. The average production of fish in the past 5 years is 5.65 lakh tons. The marine sector contributes nearly 66 percent, and the inland sector contributes almost 34 percent of the total production of fish in the state. The per capita availability of fish in the state at present is nearly 6.8 kg.

Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation – ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮೀನುಗಾರಿಕೆ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ನಿಗಮkfdc

The year of establishment of the Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation is 1970. It establishes and runs the cold and ice storage, monitors hygiene in the retail outlets and the fish restaurants and performs several other activities. Visit www.karnataka.gov.in/fisheries to know more.


Karnataka Fisheries Department Website: http://www.karnataka.gov.in/fisheries
Contact Number: 080-2286 4681 
Fax Number: 080-2286 4619
Email Id: dof-blr-ka@nic.in
Address Info:
Directorate of Fisheries,
3rd Floor,
Podium Block,
VV Center,
Dr. Ambedkar Road,
Bangalore – 560001,
India.