Jagdish Kumar

Reporting from Mumbai, India

Jagdish Kumar is a Mumbai, India-based journalist covering the Indian seafood sector, with a focus on aquaculture. Kumar has a master’s degree in journalism from Marudai Kamaraj University and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Amity University. He has covered the agriculture sector in India for four years for various international publications.

Published on
October 27, 2017

Hyderabad, India has announced a new exposition focused on aquaculture growth and seafood production technology.

The city, located Telangana state in the southcentral part of the country, will host AquaEx India in March 2018. The event is being organized by Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture, in association with Department of Fisheries, Telangana , AquaApp, and will take place at the Hitex Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad from 15 to 17

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Published on
October 24, 2017

India has set a target of earning INR 1 trillion (USD 15.28 billion, EUR 12.99 billion) from its shrimp exports by 2022.

At a recent a stakeholders’ meeting, Indian Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries (DADF) Secretary Devendra Chaudhry said the government’s strategy for growing shrimp exports will be focused on increasing demand in the European Union, U.S.A. and Southeast Asia.

The meeting came in the wake of the

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Published on
October 18, 2017

India’s government-owned Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has received a grant of to set up a nationally linked system of broodbanks to enhance the country’s production of cobia and pompano.

CMFRI Director A. Gopalakrishnan announced  the grant at the National Consultation on Mariculture and Open Sea Cage Culture Development this summer in Mandapam, India. The funding – a total of INR 90 million (USD 1.4

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Published on
September 26, 2017

With an eye toward the immense potential for fish feed sales in the eastern region of India, Anmol Group has set up a new plant in West Bengal.

Anmol Group Managing Director Amit Saraogi told SeafoodSource on the sidelines of the Compound Feed Manufacturers Association (CLMFA) meeting held in Mumbai recently that the new plant, which has a 100-ton daily capacity, will cater to West Bengal, Odisha, and North East states, where there is good

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Published on
September 22, 2017

The Minister of Fisheries in India's Jammu and Kashmir state has ordered a second inquiry into a likely poisoning incident that caused the deaths of more than 2,200 trout at a state-owned aquaculture pond in Bandipora.

The Rising Kashmir reported earlier this summer that an initial investigation, conducted by the assistant director of fisheries, determined the poisoning was intentional and likely the work of four disgruntled employees of the

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Published on
September 18, 2017

India’s Kerala state is eyeing aquaculture as a means to increase fish production and counter its dwindling wild fishery stock that has been caused by marine pollution and overfishing.

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said that stricter measures are needed to protect marine biodiversity and state needs to promote aquaculture as an alternative means of increasing fish production in the state, the New Indian Express reported.

Kerala, which has

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Published on
September 11, 2017

With Indian shrimp increasingly favored by global seafood buyers, the country's seafood exports may touch USD 6 billion (EUR 5.1 billion) during the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Demand for shrimp is leading the increase in Indian seafood exports, which totaled INR 378.7 billion (USD 5.8 billion, EUR 4.9 billion) in 2016-17, according to an Economic Times report.

Indian shrimp have been dominating the U.S. market in the last few years as supplies from

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Published on
August 23, 2017

An Indian scientist associated with the government-owned aquaculture organization, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), claims he has achieved a breakthrough in mass-scale breeding of pompano.

Subhadeep Ghosh, the scientist in charge of the CMFRI regional center in Visakhapatnam, told The Hindu that he believes his institute is the first in the world to achieve success in mass breeding of pompano, a move likely to advance

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Published on
August 14, 2017

Decades after white spot syndrome wiped out most of India's native shrimp species, scientists at the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) are working on solving the problem that caused the die-off.

Currently, shrimp farmers in India primarily farm Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei), which have been imported from the United States since 2009, and which account for 90 percent of shrimp farmed in the South Asian country.

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Published on
July 27, 2017

To provide local fisherman with a platform to sell their produce, India’s Telangana state will create 40 new fish markets in districts across the region.

Telangana State Animal Husbandry Minister T. Srinivas Yadav said the state will invest INR 1 billion (USD 15.4 million, EUR 13.5 million) in the project. The new fish market will allow fishermen to sell their produce directly to consumers rather than selling it to agents or middleman,

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