Seafood exports may decline 30 pc

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
17 January 2005, at 12:00am

INDIA - Seafood exports from India may decline by as much as 30 per cent, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said in an assessment report on the impact of tsunami in South-East Asian region. Fishermen living along the 1,000-km of Indian coastline were the worst hit by tsunami. About 2,000 fishing boats, 48,000 fishing gear have been lost and 3,00,000 fishermen have lost their jobs. In Tamil Nadu, 591 fishing villages and 30 islands of Andaman and Nicobar islands have been badly affected by the tsunami, the report said.