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.

Functions

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

LIST OF AUTHORITY MEMBERS WITH EFFECT FROM 22nd MARCH 2019 TO 21st MARCH 2022

Sl No.Name and AddressContact details
Chairman, Marine Products Export Development Authority appointed under section 4 (3) (a)
1Shri K. S. Srinivas IAS
Chairman, M P E D A
MPEDA House
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)
2Dr. M. Karthikeyan
Director, MPEDA
MPEDA House
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)
3Dr. (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
4Dr. 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
mpbhartishyal[at]gmail[dot]com
5Shri 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)
6Dr. 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
7Shri Praveen Mahto
Economic Adviser (Addl. Charge)
Director (Finance)
Department of Commerce
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Room No. 225-A, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011
Tel: (Off) 011 – 23061341
Mob:
Fax: 011 – 23061807
E-mail: p.mahto@gov.in
8Shri 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
9Shri Ashok Kumar
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
RoomNo:216
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
10Dr. 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)
11Shri K. Kanna Babu IAS
Commissioner of Fisheries (FAC)
Office of Commissioner of Fisheries,
Bandar Road, Poranki,
Vijayawada – 521137,
Andhrapradesh
Tel: 0866-2584553, 2584554,2584555
Mob: 9494949555
Email: comfishap[at]gmail[dot]com
12Shri D.P. Desai IAS
Commissioner of Fisheries
3rd Floor, Block No. 10,
Jivraj Mehta Bhavan,
Gandhinagar – 382 010,
Gujarat
Tel: 079 – 23253729
Mob: 9978401453
Email : commi-fisheries[at]gujarat[dot]gov[dot]in
13Smt. 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
14Shri. 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
15Capt. Manivannan P. IAS
Secretary, Department of Animal
Husbandry & Fisheries,
Govt. of Karnataka
Vikasa Soudha, Room No.404, 4th Floor,
Bangalore-560001
Tel: 080-22353977/ 22034109
Fax: 080-22253734
Mob: 9632060006
Email: prsahf[at]gmail[dot]com
16Shri R. Raghu Prasad IFS
Commissioner-cum-Secretary
(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
mailraghuprasad[at]gmail[dot]com
17Shri T. S. Jawahar, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Government
Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department,
St. George Fort, Chennai – 600 009
Tel: (Off.) 044- 25672937
Fax:. 044-25677590
Mob:
E-mail: ahsec@tn.gov.in
18Shri Atri Bhattacharya, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary,
Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture, Aquatic Resources and Fishing Harbours,
Govt. of West Bengal
Benfish Tower (8th floor) 31 G N Block,
Sector-V Salt Lake,
Kolkata 700 091
Mob:
E.mail: prsecy.fisheries@gmail.com
Ph.No. 033 2357 0077
Fax : 033 2357 0072
19Shri A Nedunchezhiyan IAS
Secretary to Govt. (Fisheries & Tourism)
Chief Secretariat
Goubert Avenue
Beach Road
White Town, Puducherry,605001
Ph: 0413-2336115
Mob: 9654200159
E-mail: secytourism[dot]pon[at]nic[dot]in
secyfy[dot]pon[at]nic[dot]in
secyit[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).
20Shri 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
21Shri Aditya Dash
Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.
A/54-1 & A/55-,1 Dinalipi Bhavan
Nayapalli, PO- Baramunda
Bhubaneswar-751003
Tel: 0674-2564773
Mob: 9937000186
Fax: 0674 2562083
E-mail: md[at]racsl[dot]com
22Dr. 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/
anandagroup[at]gmail[dot]com
23Shri Sarang Shyam Chandrakant
At & Post – Niwati (Medha),
Tal – Vengurla Dist.
Sindudurg – 416522
Maharashtra
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).
24Shri 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
25Shri Rajarshi Banerji
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
26Shri K. V. Viswamohanan
K.V Marine Exports,
61, Venkatesa Street
Chintadripet,
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).
27Dr. Ravishankar C.N
Director
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
director[dot]cift[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in
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.
28Dr. 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
29Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Lal
DirectorICAR- 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
kuldeepklal[at]gmail[dot]com
30Ms. 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