They made the same commitment to the "Blue Revolution" and have invested heavily in training local farmers to raise fish. The results have been impressive. Over the past 40 years the country has increased its aquaculture output by 8x. Now the government is pushing harder and focusing on specific species, one of them being Pacific White Leg Shrimp or vannamei. Their goal is to double vannamei exports in the next three years.
What is exciting about programs like India's Blue Revolution is that it paves the way for other countries to adopt a similar model and help meet the rising demand for animal protein that is being fueled by a growing global middle class. India's investment in 20 fisheries colleges throughout the country have payed dividends, bringing it now to the #2 aquaculture exporter behind China (although there's a way to catch up).
As the industry continues to mature in India, we will continue watching for new innovations and successful models to take place. We have heard that one of the next major efforts is to modernize the water quality monitoring. That's where we can help.