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Wet Market

India is a big market for meats.
Some slaughter and buy live animals on-site, encompassing poultry and fish, while some illegally deal in the meat of wild animals as well. A humid market usually has multiple open-air stalls spread over a large area that sell vegetables, fruits, flesh and fresh seafood.

The Indian fish demand was worth INR 1,233 Billion in 2019. Accounting for almost 6% of the global fish production, India today represents one of the hugest producers of fish in the world.

Indian Fish Market: Drivers

India is a big market for meats.
Some slaughter and buy live animals on-site, encompassing poultry and fish, while some illegally deal in the meat of wild animals as well. A humid market usually has multiple open-air stalls spread over a large area that sell vegetables, fruits, flesh and fresh seafood.

Increasing Per Capita Consumption: The per capita consumption of fish has existed continuously increasing over the past few decades. As a result of increasing disposable incomes and altering food habits, we expect the consumption of fish to begin again increasing in the coming years.

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Development of Organized Food Retail: The expansion of the standardized food retail market is expected to increase the accessibility of processed fish, particularly, canned and frozen fish products for customers. This is expected to create a positive impact on market development.

Wet demands illicitly sell wild meat and other derivatives from porcupine quills to lizard petroleum to manta rays: All protected species by law.

Consumption of flesh per se does not increase the risk of disease transmission. It increases when animals are feared, stored in small cages and close contact with humans during the slaughtering procedure.

How equipped is India?

FSSA instigates harmonisation of India’s food regulations according to international criteria.

 

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