MPEDA in association with the trade has been organizing seafood trade fairs [India International Seafood Show (IISS)] every alternate year within India. Over the years, these fairs have achieved a distinct position among international trade fairs.


India International Seafood Show is one of the largest Seafood Fairs in Asia. It is a biennial show and a common forum for meeting under one roof - Seafood processors, Exporters, Importers, Aquaculturists, Processing Machinery manufacturers and allied industries. The first show was held in 1973 at Mumbai. The show attracts a large number of seafood trading people and enables them to find out suitable means of strengthening the seafood trade for mutual benefits. The very objective of organizing the IISS is to highlight India's immense fishery potential and the rapid progress made by the country in the fisheries sector. The IISS offers immense opportunity to the participants to exchange ideas for mutual benefits and explore further possibility in strengthening the trade relationship.

The year and venue of IISS shows:

1973  Taj Hotel, Mumbai
1976 Taj Coromondel, Chennai
1979 Hotel President, Mumbai
1981 Taj Coromondel, Chennai
1983 Taj Coromondel, Chennai
1985 Taj Residency, Bangalore
1987 Taj Coromondel, Chennai
1989 Taj Coromondel, Chennai
1992 Port Trust Ground, Kochi
1994 Wilson College Ground, Mumbai
1997 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
1999 Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi
2001 Port Trust Stadium, Visakhapatnam
2003 Parade Ground, Panaji, GOA
2006 Netaji Indoor Stadium, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
2008 Le Meridien, Kochi
2010 Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai
2012 Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai
2014 Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai

19th India International Seafood Show at Chennai