Bringing together the most promising heads in Aquaculture!!!

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted in 1972 under the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.  Amidst the abundance of the natural resources of India, MPEDA functions as a nodal agency for the regulation, development and promotion of marine product exports.

Right from techno-economic appraisal to technical support, from technology/upgradation to total quality management, from market intelligence to market penetration, from technology transfers to multimedia education programmes, the MPEDA plays a pivotal role in building up a sound infrastructure and in optimizing India’s seafood resourcefully.

India's growing environmental consciousness has led to an increased awareness in the practice of aquaculture. Diminishing dependence on antibiotics and stringent eco-friendly measures have been implemented by the Indian aquaculture industry.  This has had significant impact on the quality and value of the produced seafood. This has in turn generated a burgeoning demand for improved equipment and ancillary farming machinery, high quality feed and post larvae, essential to aqua farming.

Heralding a new era of opportunity and development, MPEDA organizes INDAQUA 2009, a mega exposition on aquaculture.  The time has come for aquaculture in India to consolidate its resources and technology and propel this sunrise sector into a new era of business and prosperity.

The MPEDA had organized three INDAQUA expositions in 1993, 1995 and 2007 at Chennai, which had a deep impact on coastal aquaculture in the country.   It is expected that INDAQUA-2009, the fourth in the series will give further impetus to the aquaculture sector enabling us to formulate strategies for optimizing the utilization of our aquaculture resources.  In aquaculture, India is the largest producer after China.  During the year 2006-07 the exports of marine products from the country stood at over 612,000 MT, with a value of US$ 1,853 million.  Shrimp continued to be the mainstay of seafood exports, contributing more than 54% in terms of value.  Increase production of brackish water species to at least one million MT by the year 2017.  MPEDA proposes to achieve implement mission mode programmes in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Orissa.  50,500 ha in Gujarat, 27,500 ha in Maharashtra and 20,350 ha in Orissa is being targeted.   This is expected to generate at least 5 million additional job opportunities in the country besides the increased export earnings, which are projected at US$6 billion (Current exports US$1.6 billion).


The Exhibitors profile is not limited to the following sectors only. Any company that falls in the broad spectrum of halal products is most welcomed to participate.

Who should participate?

·         Aqua farmers, entrepreneurs, farm associations,

·         Aqua clubs and societies

·        Technicians and technocrats from the hatcheries, farms, feed mills, processing plants, quality control laboratories and input supplies and agents.

·         Policy makers from state and central government bodies, research organizations and seafood councils.

What should exhibit?

·         Aquaculture accessory, ancillary equipment, machinery suppliers and product promoters

·         Seafood processors, exporters and importers

·         Inputs, ingredients and additive suppliers

·         Shrimp, scampi, ornamental fish and other fish hatchery operators

·         Research and development and educational organizations

·         Central and state fisheries department

·         Investors, bankers and insurance organizations

The Prominent highlights of INDAQUA 2009:

·         Showcase and promote aquaculture products and services

·         Address crucial issues affecting aquaculture farmers

·         Discuss and implement effective aquaculture management practices

·         Educate aquaculture farmers on good seed cultivation

·         Focus on consistency in quality and price of feed. Chemicals and fertilizers

·         Create new investment opportunities among foreign and Indian buyers

·         Bring together scientists, financiers, farmers and manufactures to meet and interact.

Added Attractions

·         An exhibition, with a special technical session

Registration Details

Stall Rental 9 sq.m


Early bird rate *

US $ 730

Rs. 30,000/-

Actual rate

US $ 975

Rs. 40,000/-

 * Early Bird scheme valid upto 30-9-08            

Delegate fee 

Overseas Delegate

US $ 200

Farmer Delegate




Payment can be made by Cash or Bank Draft/Demand Draft in favour of INDAQUA payable at Ernakulam, India OR Payment made by Wire Transfer: ‘Union Bank of India, Panampilly Nagar Branch, P.B.No.4274, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin-682 036.

Tel: + 91-484-2319494 Fax: + 91-484-2322432 Telebanking: +91-484-317565   E-mail: A/c.’INDAQUA’ A/c No: 19007

Remittance in US Dollars-(Nostro Account Details): Amount to be remitted with Wachovia Bank NA (11, Penn Plaza-4th Floor, New York NY 10001 USA) SWIFT CODE PNBPUS3NNYC for credit A/c No.2000193008506 of Union Bank of India, Overseas Branch-Ernakulam (SWIFT CODE UBININBBKCH) for further credit to Union Bank A/c. No.19007 at Panampilly Nagar Branch.

Important: Your name must appear in the Wire Transfer Information.  Transfer charges are to be paid by you.

An exhibitor may order one or more stall.  Exhibitors are requested to book their requirements as early as possible.  One person from each stall will be entitled to participate in the technical sessions, lunch and dinner hosted by the organizers. The stall assistants will be issued with separate passes and are not permitted to attend the other events of the show.

Furthermore, be sure to reserve your seat at the Technical Session, where leading aquaculture experts from across the globe will present in-depth information and invaluable guidance for further expansion and development in aquaculture.

The name of the exhibitors/delegates registering upto 31/12/2008 will be published in the Fair catalogue being brought out during INDAQUA 2009

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Hotel Accommodation




Please fax or mail the registration form to:


(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)
MPEDA House, P.B.No.4272, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi-682 036, Kerala, India
Phone: + + 91-484- 2321722, 2312812, 2311979 Fax: + + 91-484-2312812, 2313361, 2314467
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Convention Centre, Swosti Plaza, Bhubaneswar


21 January, 2009 at 10 AM


Janata Maidan, Opp. Swosti Plaza, Bhubaneswar


21-23 January, 2009

Technical Session:

21st & 22nd January, 2009

Cultural Programme:

21st & 22nd January, 2009