Margao, January 30: One of the largest Seafood Fairs in Asia, India International Seafood Show (IISS) was held from January 27 to January 29. The event showcased Domestic and Overseas Participants, in terms of Stalls, Delegates and Trade Visitors in a scenic and natural ambiance.
IISS was a biennial event offers a sea of opportunities for exporters and importers of Indian marine products. The trade show provided an umbrella for various stakeholders of this sector such as producers, processors, processing machinery manufacturers, linkage sectors, and technical experts etc, to assemble under the same roof, build up trade relations and contribute towards the progress of seafood exports from the country. The IISS facilitated the trade visitors to conduct business and build up trade relations in a perfect ambiance. The event also provided an excellent platform for entrepreneurs to exchange technological ideas and foster business development.
Stakeholders from across the Indian seafood industry were optimistic that marine products exports would reach Rs 50,000 crore in the next few years given the current growth curve and strides made in aquaculture production.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who inaugurated the event, said that while the east coast, especially Andhra Pradesh, was surging ahead in culture fisheries, the west coast could enhance their contribution to exports in coordination with organizations like the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA).
“India has the potential to become a seafood superpower and the goal of 20 percent growth or doubling of the export volumes will not be as difficult if we tap into this potential fully,” he said.