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Message from The Chairman

chairman 

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to this 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 ( 2015-16), India exported 9,45,892 tons of seafood worth US $ 4.7 billion. During 2016-17, it is anticipated that seafood export value will reach US $ 5.6 billion.

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 cross US $ 10 billion by 2020.

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.

This site is designed to be user friendly. If you require more information, please do contact us.

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

Dr. A. JAYATHILAK
Chairman