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MPEDA undertakes various steps for promotion of exports of marine products

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Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a statutory organisation under administrative control of Department of Commerce entrusted with responsibility of promotion of export of marine products from the country. MPEDA has undertaken various steps for promotion of exports of marine products including through participation in international trade fairs, organising Buyer-Seller Meets (BSMs), Reverse Buyer Seller Meets (RBSMs), providing financial support for processing and exporting marine value-added products.  Further, MPEDA has also established Nucleus Breeding Centre for the Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) Tiger Shrimp breeding project in Andaman Island which is expected to boost shrimp production as well as to its exports.

MPEDA through its society namely Network for Fish Quality Management and Sustainable Fishing (NETFISH) conducts Harbour & Pre-processing centre-based training programs on regular basis for fisherfolks on good handling practices, reduction of post-harvest losses, quality and standards related requirements of importing countries etc. In the last three years, more than 3000 such programs have been conducted for about 64000 beneficiaries.

The details of the product-wise marine exports in the last three years are given below:

Product wise export of marine products during the last 3 years
   2020-212021-222022-23
SL NoItem NameHS CodeValue                    [in USD Million]Value                    [in USD Million]Value                    [in USD Million]
1LIVE FISH3012.125.016.26
2FISH- FRESH OR CHILLED (EXCLUDING FISH FILLETS AND OTHER FISH MEAT OF HEADING 0304)30242.7046.7648.78
3FROZEN FISH (EXCLUDING FISH FILLETS AND OTHER FISH MEAT OF HEADING 0304)303383.36438.54659.42
4FISH FILLETS AND OTHER FISH MEAT (WHETHER OR NOT MINCED, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN)304224.74286.81296.10
5FISH DRIED SALTED OR IN BRINE; SMOKED FISH FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION30582.8864.1847.17
6CRUSTACEANS WHETHER IN SHELL OR NOT, LIVE, FRESH, CHILLED, FROZEN, DRIED, SALTED OR IN BRINE3063945.545317.854911.33
7MOLLUSCS FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION EVEN SMOKED WHETHER IN SHELL OR NOT LIVE, FRESH, CHILLED, FROZEN307552.61741.45852.59
8AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES OTHER THAN CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS LIVE, FRESH, CHILLED, FROZEN, DRIED3081.442.361.74
9FATS AND OILS AND THEIR FRACTIONS, OF FISH OR MARINE MAMMALS WHETHER OR NOT REFINED15041.002.74121.57
10PREPARED OR PRESERVED FISH; CAVIAR AND CAVIAR SUBSTITUTES PREPARED FROM FISH EGGS160455.0466.5873.93
11CRUSTACEANS, MOLLUSCS AND OTHER AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES, PREPARED OR PRESERVED EXCLUDING SMOKED1605580.29702.76718.83
12FLOURS MEALS AND PELLETS OF FISH  CRUSTACEANS, MOLLUSCS/OTHER AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES23012085.6592.44335.32
 TOTAL5957.377767.488073.03

This information has been provided by the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Smt Anupriya Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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