Three-day international seafood show in Vizag from Sep 23

Visakhapatnam, Sep 20 (PTI) The porty city ofVisakhapatnam is gearing up to host the three-dayInternational Seafood show here from September 23. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu willinaugurate the event, which will see the participation of2,000 delegates from India besides 200 from abroad who willhold group discussions and technical sessions to share theirexperience, according to District Collector Praveen Kumar. The Marine Products Export Development Authority(MPEDA) under the Union Commerce Ministry is organising thethree-day event in association with the Seafood ExportersAssociation of India, he said. Themed ‘Safe and Sustainable Indian Aquaculture’, theevent will have discussion on technological advances andsustainable practices followed in fisheries capture andculture to ensure quality of seafood for both domestic andexport markets. National President of Seafood Exporters AssociationV Padmanabham said the event is mainly held in Visakhapatnamto showcase the Andhra Pradesh potential on seafood exports. He said that at present seafood exports from India stoodat Rs 33,000 crore and Andhra Pradesh holds the number oneposition in shrimp exports in the country. The show will be thrown open to public on September25. Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu andUnion Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitaraman willalso take part in the event. PTI COR DK KISBAS

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