Aquaculture to get a leg up after 11 yrs

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
5 December 2006, at 12:00am

INDIA - To enable India compete effectively in the global seafood export market, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (Mpeda) has planned to revive aquaculture after a gap of 11 years by organising a three-day event called Indaqua.

The event will begin from January 11 in Chennai, according to Mpeda marketing director Kuruvilla Thomas. He said over 1,200 delegates and aquaculture experts are expected at the show. They will deliberate on various aspects of developing the sector, including value-addition, expansion and diversification of aquaculture, which can help India become a pioneer in seafood exports.

Around 150 major players in the industry were expected to display their wares at the show, he added. Commercial exploitation of tuna fish resources is also part of the discussions. He pointed that during the first half of this fiscal, more than a dozen tuna fish items earned Rs 30 crore from 6, 360.83 tonne.

Source: The Financial Express