India showcases seafood products from 10 exporters at international airport

Published on
October 7, 2019

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) of India has opened its second signature stall at the Cochin International Airport, selling ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat value-added products from 10 seafood exporters, The Hindu Business Line reported Friday, 4 October.

The opening of the new stall is part of the "Seafood India" project. The first 1,700-square-foot facility at Panampilly Nagar in Kochi, also launched by MPEDA, opened in December last year. 

The signature stall was opened in the airport to support the brand promotion campaign for Indian seafood, due to the airport’s importance and high traffic of international tourists as well as non-resident Keralites, said MPEDA Chairman K S Srinivas. MPEDA signature stall also helps local consumers get familiar with Indian value-added seafood products.

After this second stall in Kochin, MPEDA plans to set up similar facilities in other international airports, Srinivas added.

The stall at the Panampilly Nagar Seafood India facility currently displays around 100 value-added products of various companies across India.

The Seafood India stall exhibits products developed by prominent fisheries research institutions such as CMFRI, CIFT and NIFPHATT, in addition to selling and displaying the value-added marine products of exporters. Visitors will also find at the stall information ranging from production, processing, cooking and nutritional content of products, according to the report.

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Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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