The Marine Products Export Development Authority Act, 1972 (Act 13 of 1972) was promulgated for the establishment of an Authority for the development of the marine products industry. The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was thus established under Section 4 (1) of the Act by the Central Government by Notification in the Official Gazette vide S. O. No.2240 dated 12.08.1972 by replacing the erstwhile Marine Products Export Promotion Council, which was till then looking after the promotion of export of marine products from India.

Constitution of the Authority:

  • a Chairman to be appointed by the Central Government;
  • the Director of Marine Products Export Development, ex-officio;
  • Three members of Parliament of whom two shall be elected by the House of the People and one by the Council of States;
  • five members to represent respectively the Ministries of the Central Government dealing with: –
    • Agriculture
    • Finance
    • Foreing Trade
    • Industry, and
    • Shipping and Transport
  • Such number of other members not exceeding twenty as the Central Government may think expedient, to be appointed by the government by notification in the official Gazette from among persons who are in its opinion capable of representing¬: –
    • the Governments of the States or Union Territories having a sea-coast;
    • the interests of owners of fishing vessels, processing plants or storage premises for marine products and conveyances used for the transport of marine products;
    • the interest of dealers;
    • the interests of persons employed in the marine products industry;
    • the interest of person employed in research institutions engaged in the researches connected with the said industry; and
    • Such other persons or class of persons who, in the opinion of the Central Government, ought to be represented on the Authority.
  • eight members shall represent the Governments of the States having a sea-coast, one each from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal;
  • one member shall represent the Union Territories of Goa, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar islands, the Laccadive, Minicoy and Aminidiv, Islands or Pondicherry, by rotation in that order;

    Provided that, if any of the Union territories mentioned in this clause becomes a State at any time the person representing the such territory shall continue to be a member of the Authority representing the Union territory till the next constitutions of the Authority. Provided also that the above provision shall apply to the existing members representing the Union territories;
  • four members shall represent respectively the interest of owners of fishing vessels; of marine processing plants and storage premises for marine products and conveyances used for the transport products;
  • three members shall represent the interests of dealers and persons employed in the marine products industry;
  • One member shall represent the interest of persons employed in research institutions engaged in the researches connected with the marine products industry; and
  • three members shall represent other persons or class of persons, who in the opinion of the Central Government ought to be represented on the Authority.


The following are the main functions of the Authority as per the Act:-

  • developing and regulating off-shore and deep-sea fishing and undertaking measures for the conservation and management of off-shore and deep-sea fisheries;
  • registering fishing vessels, processing plants or storage premises for marine products and conveyances used for the transport of marine products;
  • fixing of standards and specifications for marine products for purposes of export;
  • rendering of financial or other assistance to owners of fishing vessels engaged in off-shore and deep-sea fishing and owners of processing plants or storage premises for marine products and conveyances used for the transport of marine products, and acting as an agency for such relief and subsidy schemes as may be entrusted to the Authority;
  • (e) carrying out inspection of marine products in any fishing vessel, processing plant, storage premises, conveyance or other places where such products are kept or handled, for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products;
  • regulating the export of marine products;
  • improving the marketing of marine products outside India:
  • registering of exporters of marine products on payment of such fees as may be prescribed;
  • collecting statistics from persons engaged in the catching of fish or other marine products, owners of processing plants or storage premises for marine products, or conveyances used for the transport of marine products, exporters of such products and such other persons as may be prescribed on any matter relating to the marine products industry and the publishing of statistics so collected, or portions thereof or extracts there from;
  • training in various aspects of the marine products industry; and
  • Such other matters as may be prescribed.

Appointment of Committees

The Authority shall, at the last meeting held before the 30th of June every year, appoint the following standing Committees, under sub-rule (1) and the committees shall hold office for a period of one year from the 1st of July.

  • an Executive Committee
  • a Technical Committee, and
  • an Export Promotion Committee


Chairman, Marine Products Export Development Authority appointed under section 4 (3) (a)


Shri K. S. Srinivas IAS

Chairman, M P E D A


Panampilly Avenue

Cochin – 682 036.

Tel. (Off):  0484-2310828

Mob: 9599822377

Fax: 0484-2314467

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


Director, Marine Products Export Development Authority appointed under section 4 (3) (b)


Dr. M. Karthikeyan

Director, MPEDA


Panampilly Avenue

Cochin – 682 036

Tel. (Off):  0484-2310223

 Mob: 9445267196

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


Members of Parliament appointed under section 4 (3) (c)


Dr. (Smt) Rajashree Mallick                                    

Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)            

Room No. 1114, Odisha Niwas,                                

Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi-110021

Mob: 09438174159

Email: rajashreemallickjsp[at]gmail[dot]com


Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal                            

Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)            

34, South Avenue,                                                     
New Delhi-110 011                                                    

Tel: 011- 23019944

Mob: 09013869126, 09643658560

Email: bharatibend[dot]shiyal[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in



Shri Sanjay Raut                                                      

Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)         

11, Ferozshah Road,                                     

Fax: 23382000

New Delhi – 110001                                                  

Tel: 011- 23382999

Mob: 9868181089 / 09869455606

E-mail: s[dot]raut[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in


Representatives of Ministries of Central Government appointed under section 4 (3) (d)


Dr. J. Balaji IAS                                                         

Joint Secretary (Fisheries)                            

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare                

Dept. of Fisheries                                                       

Room No. 103, Krishi Bhawan 

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road                  

New Delhi – 110 001.

Tel: (Off)    011 – 23383781

Mobile No. 9435091114

E-mail:  jsfy[at]nic[dot]in


Ms. Rupa Dutta                                                        

Economic Adviser                                                     

(Director (Finance)                                                     Department of Commerce                            

Ministry of Commerce & Industry                 

Room No. 225-A, Udyog Bhawan                             

New Delhi – 110 011.

Tel: 011 – 23061341

Mob: 9810982901

Fax: 011 – 23061807

E-mail: rupa[dot]dutta[at]nic[dot]in


Shri L. Steephen                                                      

Deputy Secretary, EP (MP)                                      

Department of Commerce                                        

Ministry of Commerce & Industry                             

Room No. 280A, Udyog Bhawan

New Delhi – 110 011.

Tel: 011 –23063294

E-mail: steephen[dot]irs[at]gov[dot]in

Fax: 011 – 23063418

Mob: 9677008423


Shri Ashok Kumar

Joint Secretary                                                          

Ministry of Food Processing Industries                     


Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg     

New Delhi – 110 049.

Tel: 011 – 26492248 / 26406515

Fax No. 011 – 26492176 

E-Mail: ashok[dot]kr61[at]nic[dot]in

Mob: +91 9711369937


Dr. Pandurang Kondiram Raut IRS                       

Deputy Director General                   

Directorate General of Shipping,                  

Ministry of Shipping                                                    Government of India                                                                 

“BETA Building”, 9th Floor,                                        

I-Think Techno Campus,                                           

Kanjur Marg (East)                                                    

Mumbai – 400 042.

Tel: 022 – 25752014/ 23805711 

Mob: +919920095711

E-mail:  pandurang[dot]raut[at]nic[dot]in


Representatives of Governments of the States or Union Territories having a sea-coast appointed under section 4 (3) (e) (i)


Shri K. Kanna Babu IAS                             

Commissioner of Fisheries (FAC)                

Office of Commissioner of Fisheries,

Bandar Road, Poranki,

Vijayawada – 521137,


Tel: 0866-2584553, 2584554,2584555                                  

Mob: 9494949555                              

Email:  comfishap[at]gmail[dot]com              


Shri D.P. Desai IAS                                     

Commissioner of Fisheries                            

3rd Floor, Block No. 10,

Jivraj Mehta Bhavan,

Gandhinagar – 382 010,


Tel: 079 – 23253729                                                   

Mob:   9978401453

Email : commi-fisheries[at]gujarat[dot]gov[dot]in                               


Smt. Tinku Biswal, IAS                                            

Principal Secretary                                        

Department of Fisheries, Ports, AH &D        

Government of Kerala            ,                      

Room No. 392, 1st Floor,

Main Block, Govt. Secretariat                                   

Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.       

Tel.:- 0471- 2330273, 2518035

Mob: 9447713067

E-mail: prlsec[dot]fisheries[at]kerala[dot]gov[dot]in  


Shri. Atul Patne IAS                                                

Commissioner of Fisheries                                       

Office of Commissioner of Fisheries                           

Taraporewala Aquarium,                                           

N.S. Road, Charni Road                                            

Mumbai – 400 002.

Tel: 022 – 22821622

Tel: 022 – 22821135 (Res.)

Fax:  022 –22822312

E-mail (off): commfishmaha[at]gmail[dot]com


Capt. Manivannan P.  IAS                                     

Secretary, Department of Animal                            

Husbandry & Fisheries,                                            

Govt. of Karnataka                                                    

Vikasa Soudha, Room No.404, 4th Floor,


Tel: 080-22353977/ 22034109

Fax: 080-22253734 

Mob: 9632060006

Email: prsahf[at]gmail[dot]com 


Shri R. Raghu Prasad IFS                                       


 (Fisheries & ARD Deptt.)                                          

Government of Odisha, 1st Floor,                             

Red Building, Odisha Secretariat                              

Sachivalaya Marg                                                       Bhubaneswar – 751 001.

Tel: 0674 – 2536985

Fax: 0674 – 2390681    

Mob: 9437102244

E-mail: fardsec[dot]od[at]nic[dot]in



Dr. K. Gopal  IAS                                                     

Principal Secretary to Government                           

Animal Husbandry, Dairying and                               

Fisheries Department,                                               


Chennai – 600 009.    

Tel:  044- 25672937

Fax: 044-25677590

Mob: 8790942222

E-mail: ahsec[at]tn[dot]gov[dot]in


Shri Santanu Saha, IAS                                          

Commissioner of Fisheries                                        

Govt. of West Bengal                                                  

Mob: 9531534498

Email: dfwb_kol[at]hotmail[dot]com /



Smt. Purva Garg IAS

Secretary to Govt. (Fisheries & Tourism)                

Chief Secretariat

Goubert Avenue

Beach Road

White Town, Puducherry, 605001

Email: secytourism[dot]pon[at]nic[dot]in


Representatives of owners of Fishing Vessels, Processing Plants or Storage Premises for Marine Products and Conveyances used for the Transport of Marine products appointed under rule 3 (2) (c).


Shri Karshan Bhai R Salet

 Salet Seafoods                                                          


N. M. Chhatralaya Building,

Sudama Road                                                             Porbandar – 360575                                       

Tel: 0286-2244798

Mobile: 9825210295

E-mail: saletseafoods[at]saletgroup[dot]com

Fax No.: 0286 2241888


Shri Aditya Dash                                                       


Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.                             

A/54-1 & A/55-,1 Dinalipi Bhavan 

Nayapalli, PO- Baramunda                                         


Tel: 0674-2564773

Mob: 9937000186

Fax: 0674 2562083

E-mail: md[at]racsl[dot]com


Dr. U Jogi Anand Varma                                           

Vice President

Ananda Group of Companies         

27-8-21/3, Anandha Bhavan, Sivaraopeta Road        Bhimavaram, West Godavari                                     

Andhra Pradesh 534202                                                

Tel: 08816-230888

Tel: 08816223122 (Res)

Mob: 9849122122

E-mail: jogivarma[at]anandagroup[dot]com/



Shri Sarang Shyam Chandrakant                             

At & Post –

Niwati (Medha),                                        

Tal – Vengurla Dist.

Sindudurg – 416522


Mob: 9422435261/ 7083630110

E-mail: shyamsarang89[at]gmail[dot]com                                                                                      


Representatives of dealers and persons employed in the Marine Products Industry appointed under rule 3 (2) (d).


Shri Arjun Gadre                                                      

Gadre Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.                                  

Plot No. FP-1, MIDC,

Mirjole Block                           

Ratnagiri, Maharashtra -415639                                 

Tel. 02352 231601

Fax: 02352 230967/ 231642

Mob: 9823120136

E-mail: arjun[dot]gadre[at]gadremarine[dot]com


Shri Rajarshi Banerji

Vice Chairman, MPEDA                                             

M/s. Razban Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.                                

770, Kalikapore,                                                          

Kolkata, West Bengal – 700099                                 

Tel: 033 24260873

Tel: 033 24645984(Res)

Mob: 9831026622

E-mail: razban[dot]seafood[at]gmail[dot]com  


Shri K. V. Viswamohanan (Vice Chairman)          

K.V Marine Exports,                                                   

61, Venkatesa Street,                                                 


Chennai – 600002                                                      

Tel: 044-28455629 (Off) Tel: 044-26643430(Res) Fax: 044-28456544    Mob: 9444054222/ 9884717689    E-mail: kvmarine[at]hotmail[dot]com / kvmhome1[at]gmail[dot]com


Representative of persons employed in research institutions engaged in research connected             with the marine products industry appointed under rule 3 (2) (e).       


Dr. Ravishankar C.N.                                               


Central Institute of Fisheries Technology,                 

Willingdon Island,                                                        

Matsyapuri .P.O,                                                        

Kochi – 682 029

Tel:  0484 2666880

Fax: 0484 – 2668212

Mob:  9446474368

E-mail: cnrs2000[at]gmail[dot]com



Representatives of other persons or class of persons, ought to be represented on the Authority, appointed under rule 3 (2) (f) of Marine Products Export Development Authority Rules, 1972.


Dr. C. Suvarna IAS                                            

Chief Executive                                                     

National Fisheries Development Board               

“Fish Building”, Pillar No. 235                    

PVNR Expressway, SVPNPA Post,

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500052

Tel: (Off): 040 24015553           

Fax: 040 – 24015568

Mob: 9398733199

E-mail: cenfdb[at]gmail[dot]com


Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Lal                                         


ICAR- National Bureau of Fish                                

Genetic Resources                                                   

Canal Ring Road, P. O. Dilkusha                            

 Lucknow – 226002 

Tel : 0522- 2441735/ 2440145

Mob: 9415102037

Fax: 0522-2442403

E-mail : director[dot]nbfgr[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in



Ms. Bhagyashri Ashutosh Apandkar                    

Seashore Seafoods,                                                

Vashi, Navi Mumbai,

Maharashtra – 400703

Alt. Address: Capt Superdient Bungalow

T S Rahman Nhava seva

Mumbai 410206

Mob: 9764800020

Email: seashorefoods20[at]gmail[dot]com