Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)


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Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)


Office Address:
P B No.4272, Panampilly Nagar P O
Panampilly Avenue
Kochi-682 036 Kerala
Tel: 0484- 2315 098
Fax : 0484-2313361 Website Address:


Products Handling:

Marine Products including all varieties of fishery products known commercially as shrimp, prawn, lobster, crab, fish, shell-fish, other aquatic animals or plants or part thereof.
Contact The Marine Products Export Development Authority for more details.



The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted in 1972 under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No. 13 of 1972). It replaced the erstwhile Marine Products Export Promotion Council (MPEPC), which was till then looking after the promotion of export of marine products from India. The role envisaged for the MPEDA under the statue is comprehensive covering fisheries of all kinds, production, processing, marketing, extension, export standards and training in various aspects of the industry.

Work Program of MPEDA includes

Registration of infrastructural facilities for seafood export trade Collection and dissemination of trade information Promotion of Indian marine products in overseas markets by organizing joint and direct participation in overseas fairs and international seafood fairs in India Implementation of development schemes vital to the industry by extending financial assistance for purchase of insulated fish boxes, Marine Products export promotion councilimprovement of peeling sheds, establishment of captive peeling sheds, modernization of seafood industry to upgrade the processing machinery, installation of IQF machinery, generator sets, flake ice making machineries, quality control laboratory, etc. Promotion of aquaculture for augmenting export production Promotion of deep sea fishing projects through test fishing, joint venture and equity participation and installation of equipment’s to increase the efficiency of fishing Financial and related activities

MPEDA functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and acts as a nodal agency coordinating with different Central and State Governments establishments engaged in fishery production and allied activities. The development schemes of the authority are implemented under four major heads :

Export Production - Capture Fisheries Export Production - Culture Fisheries Induction of New Technology and Modernization of Processing Facilities Market Promotion

With HQ at Cochin, the Authority has established field offices in all the maritime states of India to implement the various promotional schemes. The Authority maintains two overseas Trade Promotion Offices in New York (U.S.A.) and Tokyo (Japan) to promote Indian seafood and a Trade Promotion Office at New Delhi to liaise with Central Ministries.

The objectives of the Overseas Trade Promotion Offices are to promote seafood imports into the respective countries by liaising with Indian exporters as well as overseas importers, developing contacts with government agencies / officials, to remove identified constraints, promote the image of Indian products through publicity campaigns, identify markets for new products, create awareness on the capabilities of Indian processing, packaging, quality inspection procedures etc. and also to identify suitable joint venture partners for deep sea fishing, aquaculture projects, processing and marketing value-added products etc. Read more


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