Seafood Current Affairs, GK & News

Thai Mangur: Banned Cat fish of India

Thai Mangur is a catfish that was banned by the National Green Tribunal as it was harming the local ecosystem and the consumers’ health. It is favoured by the cultivators due to its ability to feed on anything and survive in hostile conditions. It also has high demand because it is cheaper when compared to ..




MPEDA to modernize 25 fishing harbors

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was established in 1972, by an act of Parliament, to act as the nodal agency for the development of Indian seafood industry. It is head-quartered at Kochi. Recently, MPEDA announced that it is to start the upgradation and modernisation 25 fishing harbors in the country. The project is ..


Kochi hosts 22nd India International Seafood Show

The city of Kochi, Kerala hosts the 22nd India International Seafood Show, after a gap of 12 years. The three-day seafood show has been inaugurated by the Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammed Khan on February 7,2020. The event will provide a platform for collaboration of the exporters and importers of the country’s marine products and ..


Shrimp farming training for EU importers

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies conducted a 4 days training program for food sector players from the European Union. The program trained scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists on techniques of farming the Indian Shrimp. The program is seen as an exhibition of the superior quality standards and hygiene standards adopted by the Kerala ..


World Tuna Day (WTD-2019)

The World Tuna Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 2 to highlight the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tuna and tuna-like species are very important economically — to both developed and developing countries — and a significant source of food. They include approximately 40 ..


Rayichapalu officially declared as one of rarest species of fish in world by Marine Living Resources Department of Andhra University

‘Rayichapalu’ has been officially declared as one of the rarest species of fish in the world by the researchers from the Marine Living Resources Department of Andhra University. The fish is a regular catch for fishermen in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is a colourful fish which is around 97mm in length and lives near the ..