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India International Seafood Show held in Kochi

The Marine Products Export Development Authority Organized International Sea Food Show in Kochi. Around 5,000 delegates participated in the show. The show will provide a platform for overseas importers of Indian marine products and also for Indian exporters. The Show is being held between February 7, 2020 and February 9, 2020. Highlights Around 350 stalls, ..

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India to set up Maritime Research Coordination Centre in Sri Lanka

On January 19, 2020, Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met Sri Lankan President Gotbaya Rajpaksa. He discussed setting up of maritime research coordination centre in the country. The establishment of research centre is important to learn maritime activities in the Indian Ocean Region. Highlights The Sri Lankan President and the Indian NSA discussed ..

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Indian Pompano fish cultivation-First Scientific Experiment

On January 8, 2020, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) announced that it has developed viable scientific method to cultivate Indian Pompano fish in ponds. Pompanos are marine fishes. Cultivating Indian Pompano in ponds will be a good alternative to shrimp. The financial assistance for the scientific invention was provided by the National Fisheries ..

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First Tripartite Agreement on Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund

On December 23, 2019, the department of fisheries (GoI), NABARD and Tamil Nadu Government signed an agreement to implement Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund (FIDF). The tripartite agreement set a total of Rs 7522 crores to address the infrastructure requirement of fisheries sector. Highlights The fund includes setting up of berth facilities for safe landing ..

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K S Srinivas appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority

IAS officer K S Srinivas has taken over as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA). Prior to this appoitment, he had served as Joint Secretary in Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare in Ministry of Agriculture. Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) MPEDA is a nodal coordinating state owned agency engaged in ..

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Government launches Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution

The Union Ministry of Agriculture has launched Mission Fingerling, a programme to enable holistic development and management of fisheries sector in India with a total expenditure of about Rs. 52000 lakh. The mission aims to achieve the target to enhance fisheries production from 10.79 mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt by 2020-21 under the Blue Revolution. ..

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