(The Gist of PIB) International Seafood Show 2020  [FEBRUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) International Seafood Show 2020


International Seafood Show 2020

  • The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI), is organizing the 22nd edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS) 2020 in Kochi from 7-9 February 2020.


  • The theme of this year’s seafood show is “Blue Revolution- Beyond Production to Value Addition”.
  • Over 200 exhibitors, 350 stalls and more than 5000 delegates, including foreign delegates, are expected to attend the three-day event at Kochi.
  • The delegates include seafood processors, buyers and stakeholders, from other related sectors, representing firms in India and abroad.
  • Buyer delegations from countries focused on mutual tie-ups in the sector of seafood processing and value addition will also be participating in IISS 2020.

Key highlights:

  • IISS 2020 will highlight the technological advances and sustainable practices followed in the seafood processing sector in India.
  • Indian seafood processors have to make their mark in the sustainable league with the cooperation from the fishing and farming sectors.
  • Further, the processing industry always looks to upgrade its technological backup for value addition.
  • This will result in an increase in the percentage of exports of value added products in this decade from the current level of 6 % in the total exports.

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