With a desire to be even bigger and better in terms of size and participation compared to the 2020 show held in Kochi, Kerala, from 7 to 9 February, the IISS 2023 will showcase domestic and overseas participants at stalls, and as delegates and trade visitors.
The show will highlight India’s commitment to safe and sustainable seafood production for export. It will provide the opportunity to meet face-to-face with seafood buyers across the world, discover new business relationships, and increase the sales and exports at one of Asia’s largest seafood expositions.
The upcoming event is likely to have more than 350 stalls to showcase various pre-processing, processing, and storage technologies in the seafood industry. It will act as a platform for one-on-one interaction with seafood importers and exporters. More than 5,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to participate in IISS 2023.
India has a coastline of over 8,118 kilometers. The continental shelf is estimated to have exploitable resources to the tune of 4.41 million tons of which about 3.40 million tons are presently exploited. The estimated potential brackish water area suitable for shrimp farming is about 1.2 million hectares of which around 14% is utilized for farming, producing about 5 lakh tons of shrimp and scampi, which are going to the export basket, according to IISS.
India has become one of the leading suppliers of quality seafood to over 100 countries across the globe. The industry attained an all-time record of US$ 7.76 billion worth of seafood exports during the financial year 2021-22.
India has world-class seafood processing plants that follow quality control regimes compliant with stringent international regulatory requirements, which has transformed the nation into the third largest fish producer, second largest aquaculture producer, and the fourth largest seafood producer of the world.