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‘Global Fisheries Conference India 2023’ to be Inaugrated by Union Minister Parshottam Rupala

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala will inaugurate Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad on November 21, 2023.

Aysha Anam
Union Minister Parshottam Rupala
Union Minister Parshottam Rupala

‘Global Fisheries Conference India 2023’ will be conducted for a span of two days from November 21 to 22, celebrating the occasion of World Fisheries Day. 

The Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 was conceptualised by the Department of Fisheries with the aim of devising a way forward for the Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture sector in conjunction with the stakeholders from the fisheries’ value chain.

One of the key event will be the International Roundtable led by Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala with the foreign missions of France, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, Russia, Spain, Zimbabwe, Angola, Brazil and Greece, International organisations namely Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bay of Bengal Program (BoBP), Marine Stewardship Council India (MSC India) among others, Ministers from the States/UTs of Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himanchal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Goa and Andhra Pradesh along with senior officials from Department of Fisheries (GoI), National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), State/UT Fisheries Departments and Fisheries institutes. The objective of the International Roundtable will be to discuss collaborations with international organizations, Ministries, research institutions among others on sustainable fishing practices, aquaculture technologies and resource management.

Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 is a unique opportunity that is expected to bring together varied stakeholders at one place platform. More than 5000 participants will be hosted during the two days for multiple sessions and engaged in thought-provoking discussions and deliberations. In total a series of ten sessions have been planned for the Technical Sessions and the Industry Connect Sessions. Whilst open forums for Government-to-Government (G2G)/Government-to-Business (G2B) and Business-to-Business (B2B) Bilaterals will be simultaneously held.

The Technical Sessions have been planned with the objectives of fostering a deeper understanding of trending topics in the Fisheries sector pertaining to challenges and opportunities in Inland Aquaculture, Coastal Aquaculture and Mariculture, Deep Sea Fishing, sustainable aqua feed, fish health management, innovations & best practices, New and Emerging Technologies, etc.

The exhibition includes more than 200+ exhibitors, who are demonstrating a wide range of products, services, and innovations by start-ups, associations, co-operatives, SHGs, and small-medium enterprises from the sector. A special pavilion has been set up that exhibits chosen start-ups RAS, Artificial Reef, Seaweeds, Transponders, Raceways, Deep Sea Fishing Harbours, etc.

The exhibition stalls and food mela will be accessible to all visitors and participants throughout the two days, post inaugural ceremony.

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