Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying to organize Global Fisheries Conference in India 2023 on 21st and 22nd November, 2023 at Ahmedabad. Conference shall be held on the occasion of World Fisheries Day in Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad will be the host with the theme of ‘Celebrate the Fisheries and Aquaculture Wealth’.
Union Minister highlighted that the Department of Fisheries has invited foreign Missions, experts, government officials, think-tanks, academia, international organizations, industry associations and other key stakeholders for the conference. World Bank, FAO and countries have confirmed participation and they are looking forward to host them. Union Minister addressed the questions from the media regarding Shrimp cultivation, fisheries infrastructure development, financial inclusion, promoting domestic fish consumption and way forward for sustainable development of fisheries Inland Fisheries that makes up for more than 70% of the fish production with cumulative efforts from Centre, States/UTs and beneficiaries in all fields.
This Conference will be a platform for all the stakeholders such as fishers, farmers, industry, coastal communities, exporters, research institutes, investors, exhibitors to connect for exchanging ideas, information on relevant technologies and market linkage opportunities. With 8% share in global fish production, India is the 3rd largest fish producer, 2nd largest aquaculture producer, largest shrimp producer and 4th largest seafood exporter in the world. India will soon achieve PMMSY targets of 22 MMT fish production and most importantly Rs 1 lakh crore exports by FY 2024-25.