India’s booming seafood sector will soon be on display in all its glory as the 23rd edition of the India International Seafood Show (IISS) will be held in Kolkata from February 15-17 next year. The event is to be held in the city’s Biswa Bangala Mela Prangan.
The event will have more than 350 stalls spread over an area of 7,000 sqm, showcasing a wide range of products based on automated and IT-aided technology, and energy-efficient systems for value addition.
The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has collaborated with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) to organise the show.
The event also provides an opportunity for tapping into new areas and showcasing various technologies and products to the global market.
Another objective of the show is to showcase the country’s commitment toward sustainability in the entire value chain of seafood products such as primary production, processing, and transportation.
During 2021-22, India exported 13,69,264 tons of marine products worth USD 7.76 billion, recording an all-time high export by value. The production of shrimp crossed one million MT.
With the strategy addressing capture fisheries and aquaculture, the export turnover is likely to reach USD 15 billion in the next five years, the statement said.