Report outlining the business opportunities in the aquaculture sector in Andhra Pradesh. The state ranks first in coastal aquaculture and fresh water aquaculture in India. It also ranks second in fresh water fish production and overall value of fish/prawn production. Andhra Pradesh contributes nearly 40% of the total marine exports of the country. The sector could use knowledge and expertise from the Netherlands to improve yields, increase resistance from diseases, utilize the resources more efficiently. Right from designing and engineering of aquaculture ponds to sale of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) machinery, the possibilities are infinite. From sensors that could do real-time monitoring of water quality, temperature to fish feed, there exist numerous areas where Dutch companies can carve out niches. Dutch expertise in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) based real-time monitoring, Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), big data analysis and forecasting will help to manage risks more effectively and improve his production efficiencies.
Netherlands Business Support Office Hyderabad, Ajay Odathekal, Chief Representative