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Love shrimp? Head to Vishakapatnam for a 3-day seafood festival

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 September 2016, 15:31 IST

The port city of Visakhapatnam is gearing up to host the three-day International Seafood show from 23 September.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the event, which will see the participation of 2,000 delegates from India, apart from 200 from other countries who will hold group discussions and technical sessions to share their experience, according to District Collector Praveen Kumar.

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the Union Commerce Ministry is organising the three-day event in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India, he said.

Themed 'Safe and Sustainable Indian Aquaculture', the event will have discussion on technological advances and sustainable practices followed in fisheries capture and culture to ensure quality of seafood for both domestic and export markets.

National President of Seafood Exporters Association V Padmanabham said the event is mainly held in Visakhapatnam to showcase the Andhra Pradesh potential on seafood exports. He said that at present seafood exports from India stood at Rs 33,000 crore and Andhra Pradesh holds the number one position in shrimp exports in the country.

The show open to public on 25 September. Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitaraman will also take part in the event.

--PTI

First published: 20 September 2016, 15:31 IST
 
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