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Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Blue Revolution in Gujarat (India)

  • Open or Close Manoj M Sharma*

    Mayank Aquaculture Pvt Ltd, India

    *Corresponding author: Manoj M Sharma, Director, Mayank Aquaculture Pvt. Ltd, 204-205 Suryadarshan Complex, Jahingirpura, Rander Road, Surat,Gujarat State, India

Submission: January 13, 2018; Published: May 18, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2018.01.000525

ISSN : 2578-031X
Volume1 Issue5


During recent years, shrimp aquaculture industry in Gujarat is gaining immense in terms of area, production as well as socioeconomics. Presently, this massive brackish water aquaculture industry is one of the important agro-industry in the state. Its rapid development has attracted considerable attention in recent years. In spite of fact that, Gujarat is having second largest brackish water potential area (376000 hectares) in country next to West Bengal (405-500 hectares) in 14 coastal districts that contains 1600Km of coast line. From these potential areas, only 4249.95 hectares have been allotted to farmers for culture and presently, 0.83% (3116 hectares) from these potential areas has been developed and utilized for shrimp farming.

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