This report – Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems - has been a unique collaboration of 12 leading scientists and experts involved in world food systems including marine and inland fisheries.

Marine fisheries are very important to the economy and well-being of coastal communities. Maintaining the long-term prosperity and sustainability of marine fisheries is not only of political and social significance but also of economic and ecological importance.

To maximize the potential of agricultural scale up, NGOs need to act as facilitators of multi-stakeholder processes that establish new types of farmer organizations, alliances to influence policy and investment, new business models, and innovative ways of delivery market services.

The National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA) has taken measures with the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry to develop over 12,000 reservoirs in the dry zone as fresh wa

Traditionally, India was recognized as a fish-eating country, but it was only after Independence that fishery has been recognized as an important allied sector of Indian agriculture. Over ten-fold increase in fish production-from 0.75 million tonnes in 1950-51 to 8.0 million tonnes in 2009-10 amply justifies vibrancy of this sector that has been exhibited in the country during the last six decades.

The Government is working with the World Bank and other stakeholders to design the proposed Integrated Fisheries Livelihood Project.
The project will aim to increase the productivity and sustainable management of inland and marine capture fisheries resources, and improve the net incomes and livelihoods of local fishing communities.
The proposed project aims to improve the livelihood of at least

This latest biennial publication by Central Water Commission provides a wide range of statistical data on water resources and the related sectors in India.


Against a backdrop of global economic uncertainty, this issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture highlights the major role and challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture worldwide.

Untimely rains have left farmers in dire straits.

It is imperative for farmers to take up alternative jobs, along with farming to increase their income, said Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) Administrative Board Member Monappa Karkera inaugurating the

This new UNEP report looks at the pressures and the drivers of ecosystems degradation that affect inland fisheries, and reviews opportunities on how to manage inland fisheries sustainably through ecosystem management approaches.