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MPEDA hosts the Governing Council Meeting of INFOFISH

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Kochi, December 15, 2017

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) hosted the 32nd Governing Council Meeting of INFOFISH, an Inter Governmental Organization under the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, here from December 11-14.
The meeting, held at MPEDA headquarters, was attended by 19 delegates from various countries, including India. It was chaired by Dr. A. Jayathilak IAS, Chairman, MPEDA who is also the Chairman of INFOFISH. 
India was represented in the meeting by Mr. P. V. Harikrishna, Director, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi and Mr. B. Sreekumar, Secretary, MPEDA.  Delegates from countries such as Cambodia, Fiji, Malaysia, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Thailand attended the meeting.  There was an observer from FAO also.  
The meeting had presentations on review of major markets, technological developments, and so on by INFOFISH officers and FAO. 
 The meeting had deliberations on the market aspects, interventions required for the trade and the role of INFOFISH in assisting member countries and collaborating with the similar organizations under the FAO umbrella in augmenting trade from the region to different countries, besides following the administrative agenda points including the work programme for 2018. 
 As a part of the meeting, a day’s field visit was arranged for the delegates to the aqua farms and seafood processing units in and around Kochi and neighboring districts such as Thrissur and Alappuzha to help them understand the seafood production and processing systems here.