India’s seafood exports hit record high
Higher production and export of shrimp and chilled items drove India's marine products export to an all-time high of INR 18,856 crore (USD 3.5 million) in 2012-13, rising 7.68 percent in quantity compared to the previous year, said LeenaNair, chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (Mpeda).
??The exports crossed earlier records in quantity, rupee value and US dollar terms. Based on quantity, the country exported 9,28,215 metric tons in 2012-13. In rupee and dollar terms, the growth was 13.61 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.??
“Increased production of Vannamei and Black Tiger shrimp and increased export of chilled items have helped to achieve higher exports. Frozen shrimp continued to be the major export value item, accounting for 51.35 percent of the total U.S. dollar earnings,” she said.