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How AP became largest seafood exporting state in India

Andhra Pradesh is blessed with Krishna and Godavari Rivers, the two major rivers in India, which flow through the state. AP is also called the “Rice Bowl of India.”The state has second-longest coastline in India which is 974 km. With such a huge coastline and having great irrigation potential with several irrigation projects, the state is primarily an agri-based economy.
 
The coastal regions of the state: East and West Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore district have an ubiquitous aquaculture scene.
 
Facts about AP’s fisheries industry:
  • Andhra Pradesh is the largest seafood exporter in India. Andhra Pradesh stands first in total fish and prawn/shrimp production in India
  • Seafood exports in India are fetching ₹40,000 crores in foreign exchange and AP&r