International Seafood Show

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News:The 22nd edition of India international seafood show(IISS) will be held in Kochi,Kerala from 7 to 9 February 2020. 

Facts:

About the Seafood Show:

  • It is a biennial show which is organised once every two years.
  • It is organized by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI).
  • Theme:Blue Revolution- Beyond Production to Value Addition.

Additional Information 

About MPEDA:

  • It was established in 1972 through the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) Act 1972 under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • It is the nodal agency for the holistic development of the seafood industry in India.

About SEAI:

  • Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) was established in 1973 as an organisation registered under the Registrar of Companies Act, 1956.
  • It aims to protect and promote the interests of the seafood industry and develop the international trade of seafood from India.

Fish Production in India:

  • India is currently the second largest producer of fisheries.It is also world number two in aquaculture production as well as in inland capture fisheries.
  • In 2017-18, Andhra Pradesh topped the Indian States in Inland fisheries followed by West Bengal.Gujarat was ranked number one in marine fisheries.
  • The contribution of fisheries to the Gross Domestic Product is about 1% and about 5.37% to the Agricultural GDP.