Fisheries sector is a major livelihood of the poor, second only to agriculture (and allied sectors). It employs 14.49 million people directly and 60 million indirectly. According to 2011 census, fish production is 82.90 lakh tonnes (32.20 from marine and 50.70 lakh tonnes from inland fishing) worth Rs. 28115 crores (as per ICAR estimates). Fishing is done in in large groups, small groups or by a single person with the help of Alivi nets and Gill nets for fishing.