Marine Product Exports Development Authority (MPEDA)


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    • The poultry industry has asked the Centre to set up a body on the lines of the Marine Products Exports Development Authority(MPEDA ) for the industry to boost exports.

    About Marine Products Exports Development Authority

    • It is a statutory body set up under Section (4) of the MPEDA Act, 1972.
    • The erstwhile Marine Products Export Promotion Council (MPEPC), established in September 1961, was converted into MPEDA in August 1972.
    • It is the nodal agency for the holistic development of the seafood industry in India to realise its full export potential as a nodal agency.
    • Focus: Market Promotion, Capture Fisheries, Culture Fisheries, Processing Infrastructure & Value addition, Quality Control, Research and Development.
    • Function and Powers
      • To regulate exports of marine products and take all measures required for ensuring sustained, quality seafood exports from the country.
      • To prescribe for itself any matters which the future might require for protecting and augmenting the seafood exports from the country.
      • To carry out inspection of marine products, their raw material, fixing standards, specifications, and training as well as take all necessary steps for marketing the seafood overseas.

    Source: TH