Thursday, January 9, 2014


You would be amazed to know that the largest Seafood Fairs of whole of Asia includes the India International Seafood Show (IISS). It is a medium that provides common platform to the Exporters, Importers, Industries, Aqua-culturists and seafood processors so as to strengthen the mutual seafood trade. The IISS mainly concentrates over signifying the potential of India in the fisheries sector on an international platform.   


It was in the year 1973 that the very first IISS was held in the city of Mumbai with an objective of expanding the trade of fisheries sector of India in the foreign market and there by highlighting the potentials of India in the respective sector.

This year that is in 2014 the 19th edition of the show will be conducted from 10th to 12th of January. However, this year it will be celebrated in the Chennai Trade Centre which is spread over 6100 sq meter.

The main objective of IISS is to provide a platform so as to make India more easily accessible with the seafood buyers, whole sellers, importers, exporters, distributors which are spread all over the world.

It is because of the India International Seafood Show that the scope of new avenues has widened in India as much of the advanced fisheries technology and products in the country is been introduced. And it is because of the IISS that India has successfully increased the production of the Litopenaeus vannamei. The exhibition also helps in expanding the mutual relationship for trade in fisheries sector among the already existing sectors or the newly introduced sectors.

The IISS has successfully increased the potentials of exports of India in a statistics of 5 years and you will be amazed to know that in the year 2011-2012 India could export seafood worth US $ 3.50 Billion and in the year 2014- 2015 India is expected to do a business of US $ 5 Billion, thereby such growth story is only because of the India International Seafood Show. Besides it has also increased the education of sustainable fishing methods which in turn resulted in producing increased aqua culture, to be specific it has immensely helped to increase the production of L. Vannamei.

Today India has become one amongst the leading suppliers of good quality seafood to the fisheries sectors spread in the whole wide world. It is an amazing fact that India is in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th largest position in terms of exports of Shrimps to Europe, Japan and US respectively that is because of the encouragement of India International Seafood Show to the fisheries sector of India. If we talk about the seafood processing plants then India has got seafood processing plants which are not less than any other country as IISS provides solutions to complaints regarding quality control and helps to strengthen regulatory international requirements.

It is in the year 2014 that IISS has given importance with reference to India so as to produce “Guilt free seafood “, as it has educated the fishermen of India to handle the aquaculture in a sustainable manner.
It is the result of such measures of IISS that today India is producing world class seafood.