We envision India becoming the top country to provide sustainable and quality seafood to every corner of the world.


We are determined with the objective to promote the Indian marine products industry with reference to the exports of quality seafood from the country.


Our focus is mainly on Market Promotion, Capture Fisheries, Culture Fisheries, Processing Infrastructure & Value addition, Quality Control, Research and Development.


I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the revamped MPEDA website.

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a statutory body that was established in 1972 under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for promotion of export of marine products from India. Since then, the organization has been guiding and supporting the seafood industry in the country, to produce process and market quality seafood to the global consumers. During the last financial year (2019-20), India exported 12,89,651 MT seafood worth US $ 6.68 billion, which is equivalent to Rs. 46,663 crore despite the market uncertainties raised by the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

The seafood exports from the country have been on a path of exponential growth, over the years. The marine products are currently exported from India to more than 100 countries. The country has vast resources in the form of coastline and pristine quality waters with abundant fishery resources to promote culture as well as capture fisheries for safe and sustainable fishery production. The marine products export is targeted to reach Rs. 1 lakh crore  by 2025, and MPEDA has already submitted a road map to achieve the objective encompassing the interventions required in the production, value addition and market promotion of seafood.

The activities of MPEDA in various spheres of the seafood trade are presented in the website, for enabling you to have a glimpse of our role in various facets of seafood production, processing, marketing and exports.

We have tried our best to put in maximum information in this site and have attempted to make it more user friendly. I invite you to go through each page and savour the information packs and videos useful on the seafood sector. We are also open to your critical review and suggestions to improve the efficacy of the site further. If you require more information, please do feel free to contact us.

I welcome you to MPEDA for any assistance in seafood export trade.


Registration of Exporters, Fishing Vessels and other Processing entities is one of the statutory functions of MPEDA under Section 9(2) (b) and (h) of the MPEDA Act 1972. Registration as an exporter is granted under section 9(2) (h) of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) Act 1972 read with rules 40-42 of MPEDA Rules, 1972. Registration is done for the following categories viz. Manufacturer Exporter, Merchant , Route through Merchant & Ornamental Fish Exporter and also for entities such as Fishing Vessels, Processing Plants, Storage Premises, Conveyance, Pre-Processing Centres, Live Fish Handling Centre, Chilled Fish Handling Centre, Dried Fish Handling Centre, Independent Cold Storages And ice plants

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The following services are rendered by Marketing Section for the benefit of the trade.

  • Dissemination of market information & trade enquiries to trade
  • Taking up problems/issues of the industry with appropriate agency / organizations working under Govt. of India.
  • Redressal of quality and trade disputes.
  • Providing suggestions / proposals for pre-budget exercise of the Union Government related to seafood sector.

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Seafood processing units in India are approved by the Export Inspection Council of India. Approvals are given as either Units eligible to export to European Union or as Units eligible to export to countries other than European Union.

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (FSVPS) is also approving seafood processing units in India and giving license to export marine products to Russia. Links are provided to obtain the list of approved units in India under the categories EU approved, Non- EU approved and Units approved by Russian Federation.

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Exporter Directory is the consolidated list of all exporters registered with MPEDA. The details of exporter includes the complete postal address, name of the Chief Executive, contact numbers, e-mail address, location and product details. Exporter Directory is provided in a searchable form, by which interested people can search exporters by Company Name, Location / Place, State, Exporter Type, Process Type, Variety and Products offered by the exporter. The Exporter Directory is also available in CD form which is available for purchase from all MPEDA offices.

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1. What are the actions taken by MPEDA in promoting Indian Seafood Exports abroad?
Participation in international fairs
For export promotion, MPEDA participates in major international seafood fairs in the world and displays a wide range of India’s products especially value added products to generate awareness and demand.

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Registration of infrastructural facilities for seafood export trade and collection and dissemination of trade information.


Promotion of Indian marine products, aquaculture for augmenting export production through hatchery and farm development, diversification of species and up-gradation of technology.


Promotion of deep-sea fishing projects through test fishing, joint ventures and up-gradation & installation of equipment to increase the efficiency of fishing.


Implementation of schemes for infrastructure development for better preservation and modernised processing following the quality regime.


Inspection of marine products, raw material, fixing standards and specifications, training, steps for maintaining the quality of seafood that are marketed overseas.


Impart training to fishermen, fish processing workers, aquaculture farmers and other stakeholders in the respective fields related to fisheries.


Conduct research and development for the aquaculture of aquatic species through RGCA. Extension and awareness activities, training through NETFISH & NaCSA.


To prescribe for itself any matters required for protecting and augmenting the seafood exports from the country in the future.

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Get in touch


The Marine Products Export Development Authority,
MPEDA House,
Panampilly Avenue,
Panampilly Nagar P.O,
Kochi – 682 036,

Contact Us

Phone :

+91 484 2311901, +91 484 2311854, +91 484 2311803, +91 484 2313415,
+91 484 2314468, +91 484 2315065

+91 484 2313361

E-mail: ho[at]mpeda[dot]gov[dot]in

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00 – 17:30 HRS