MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a statutory body established in 1972 under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to promote marine products export from India. We have been guiding and supporting the country’s seafood industry to produce and process quality seafood and market it.
I am glad to inform you that the marine products exports have reached USD 8.09 Billion in 2023. This achievement marked a quantum jump over our accomplishments during the previous years. First, let me congratulate the exporters for achieving 4.31% growth from a year earlier. I also take this opportunity to thank all other stakeholders and the entire fisheries fraternity for being part and parcel of this success story.
The seafood exports from the country are facing a whole gamut of issues, and its resurgence after three harrowing years is an accurate morale-booster dose for the national economy. Currently, India is exporting to more than 120 countries. With the vast resources of coastlines and pristine waters, India can promote culture and capture fisheries for safe and sustainable fishery production. The marine products export from India is targeted to reach USD 14 billion by 2025. MPEDA has already submitted a road map to achieve this goal, including the interventions required in the production, value addition and market promotion of seafood.
This website is an excellent knowledge repository and will give you a glimpse of MPEDA’s role in various seafood production, processing, marketing and export activities. We have tried to place maximum information on this site and make it user-friendly. I invite you to review each page and study the information packs and videos here. We are open to your critical review and seek suggestions to improve the efficacy of this site. Further, please feel free to contact us for any additional information.
I welcome you to MPEDA for any support in seafood export trade.
Shri. Dodda Venkata Swamy IAS
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
Marketing Division of MPEDA comprises of Market Promotion Division, Statistics Division, Marketing Services Division and Development Division. The following services are rendered by Marketing Division for the benefit of the trade.
- Undertake the Market Promotion activities viz., Arranging participation in international fairs, Organizing Trade Delegations, Buyer Seller Meets (BSM), Reverse Buyer Seller Meets (RBSM), Road shows, Stakeholder consultation meeting etc, Branding & Advertisement of Indian seafood in various markets, Market Research and Strengthening & expanding Trade Promotion Offices of MPEDA abroad.
- Statistical data collection and dissemination
- 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.
- Development activities for creating and upgarding seafood processing infrastructure.
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.
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.
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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Ensuring sustained quality seafood by redefining the export potential of India.
THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR OFFERING AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED BY RGCA TO INTERESTED PARTIES/FARMERS ON CONSULTANCY BASIS.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOTIFICATION
Draft guidelines for registration of Marine products trade promoters(Comments may be sent to email id – firstname.lastname@example.org)CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMMENT FORMAT
ENGAGEMENT OF APPRENTICES IN MPEDA QC LABORATORY, KOCHICLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOTIFICATION
HACCP calendar for the year 2023-24CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Circular – Covid-19 protocols by Stake holders dt 05-09-2022CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Transfer Order Part II No.023/2022CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Transfer Order Part II No.024/2022CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Circular – Taken over charge of Chairman dt 17-08-2022CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Public Notice on Fishing vessels/Peeling sheds/ ice plants/ conveyance listed for de-registration by MPEDA RD, KochiCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE LIST
DRAFT GUIDELINE for Certification of FarmsCLICK HERE TO SEE THE NOTICE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOTIFICATION
MPEDA’s Covid Video for the International market – Indian Seafood – Safe, Healthy, HygienicCLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
MPEDA BOOKLET ON COVID 19 GUIDELINES FOR THE SEAFOOD SECTORCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET1
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.
DEEP SEA FISHING
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.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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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