Q. With reference to Fisheries sector in India consider the following statements:
1.The share of fisheries sector in the total GDP has been declining in recent years.
2.West Bengal has the highest share in production of fisheries in India.
3.India is the fourth largest exporter of fish in the world.
which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 3 only

[B] 2 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. The share of fisheries sector in the total GDP has been improving. As per the Economic Survey 2021-22, the fisheries sector has demonstrated double-digit average annual growth of 10.87% since 2014-15 with record fish production of 145 lakh tons during 2020-21.

Statement 2: The statemen is incorrect. Andhra Pradesh is top fish producing state in India followed by West Bengal.

Statement 3: India is the fourth largest exporter of fish in the world.

Source: AIR