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Research Article - Journal of Fisheries Research (2020) Volume 4, Issue 1

Conservation of aquatic biodiversity for achieving india’s food, nutritional and livelihood security with special reference to inland fisheries and aquaculture

The inland water resources are rich in aquatic biodiversity and the inland fishery sector plays an important place in socio-economic development of the country. India is the second largest producer of fish in the world and the historical scenario of Indian fisheries reveals a paradigm shift from marine dominated fisheries to inland fisheries. The aquatic resources of the inland resources are getting degraded due to pollution, water abstraction, flow modification, eutrophication, spread of invasive alien species, climate change, urbanization, etc. There is an urgent need to address the loss of India’s aquatic biodiversity towards enhancing India’s food, nutritional and livelihood security. The present study has brought out recommendations towards conserving India’s aquatic resources especially those of particular importance for species, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Author(s): C Thomson Jacob1*, VR Suresh2, VV Sugunan3, B Meenakumari4

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