The event is being organized by Society for Indian Fisheries & Aquaculture (SIFA) , in association with Department of Fisheries - Govt. of Telangana, AquaAppand . Titled as AquaEx India 2019 the 3 day global scale event will be held from 31st Jan - 2nd Feb 2019. Hyderabad, January 10, 2019:
Hyderabad is all geared to host 2nd edition of global scale International Trade and Technology event on Indian Fisheries and Aqua culture event from Jan 3 1 s t - Feb 2nd Hitex Exhibition Center. The three-day event is expected to attract more than 200 exhibitors From Fishery and Aquaculture countries and regions across the world. Announcing the objective behind AquaEx India 2019 Organizers of the event said“Our idea is to create a global platform for Indian Fisheries & Aquaculture by bringing the latest technologies, services, equipment & machinery across the globe for the benefit of Indian Fisheries & Aquaculture sector. We also want the world to see and have insights about our nation’s fisheries trade potential and open the doors to thousands of fisheries stakeholders and professionals from countries around the world seeking to grow their businesses in the global market.
Fisheries sector provides employment, income and livelihood for about 14.5 million people in the country. The fish production has increased from 0.75 MMT in 1950-51 to about 10.79 MMT during 2016-17 and the production over the years has shifted from capture fisheries to aquaculture during the period. During the last four decades, aquaculture has emerged as the major source for increasing fish production as capture fisheries has declined and stagnated by the turn of the century. In the second edition its is proposed to have knowledge conclave on Quality Fish Seed, Fish feed and quality fish on 31st Jan , 1st Feb, 2nd Feb respectively.
The objective of the first day on quality fish seed is to emphasize the importance of genetically improved fish seed in enhancing the fish production, need for introduction of new fish species, need for preparation of satte specific action plan for quality fish seed supply chain in both government and private sector.
The second days topic is – Role of quality feeds to increase the fish production and farmers income. The objective is to emphasize the importance of quality fish feed with species specific, age specific, weather specific feeds and prepare a road map to promote feed based aquaculture.
Third day topic is – Hygenic handling of fish for domestic market and the objective is to create awareness on the national standards for fish and fish products and to assess need for fish processing and value addition for domestic market
Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture (SIFA): SIFA is formed to address the issues of the fisheries and aquaculture industry to achieve increased production, productivity and profitability and sustainability. SIFA will serve as a common platform to address the needs of all stakeholders of the industry to achieve Blue Revolution in the country in doubling the farmer’s income by 2022. Aquaculture aids agriculture in a big way by consuming by-products of primary Agriculture
- Sandeep Kumar Sultania, IAS, Principal Secretary, Dept of Animal Husbandry& Fisheries Govt of Telangana
- Dr. Suvarna chandrappagari, Commissioner, Fisheries Govt of Telangana
- I.Rani Kumudini , Chief Executive , National Fisheries Development Board(NFDB)
- Dr.M.Vijay Gupta, Chairman, Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture
- V.Ramachandra Raju, President, Society for Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture