With the aim of increasing the consumption of fish and seafood as well as popularizing the local species of fish, the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy launched a coffee table book titled “Fish and Seafood – A Collection of 75 Delicious Recipes”.
The book is part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th glorious anniversary of India’s independence – Azadi ka Amrit Mahutsav. The collection highlights the diversity of fish available within the local water bodies and the country’s fish culinary heritage, illustrating the diverse cooking and eating styles across the country.
The book was launched by Parshutam Rupala in the presence of Minister of State Dr. L. Murugan, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balian and other officials.
Chef Kunal Kapoor, the special guest of honour, who was also present at the event, appreciated the concept of the book featuring local recipes from different parts along with the names of the fish.
Since ancient times, fish and seafood have been an important part of the Indian diet. Evidence that has been found indicates that the consumption of fish was an important food component of the Indus Valley Civilization.
According to FAO projections, aquaculture will be responsible for nearly two-thirds of India’s fish production by 2030, making fisheries and aquaculture important for employment, and a vital source of food and nutrition security, especially for rural populations.