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Ornamental Fish Farming and Trade in West Bengal

 Aquarium Fish Cultivation and Trade in West Bengal

Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai are the chief contributors of ornamental fish farming in India. Of these the Kolkata port (around which the ornamental fisheries are centred in West Bengal) is responsible for exporting 90 per cent of indigenous fish from the country. Notwithstanding the brief history of the ornamental fish industry in post-independent India, the trade supports 500 families solely within the Howrah region. This module explores the breeding, rearing and selling of both indigenous and exotic variety fish which continues to thrive in West Bengal's Nadia, Hooghly, South and North 24 Parganas as well as in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and the North-Eastern Hilly regions.