The Trade Promotion Council of India, is organizing a webinar on India’s Marine exports: Rejuvenating India’s blue economy on Wednesday, 11th August 2021 at 3:00 pm.
Over the last few decades, India has managed to catapult itself as the second-largest producer of inland fish in the world and accounts for about 14% of the global fish diversity. Yet, the sector is not able to reach its true export potential as fish and fish products stemming from India constitute around 10% of total global exports.
The sector lags in areas like value addition due to critical gaps in the supply chain including the seasonal nature of wild catch, stiff international competition from some of the other Asian economies, the challenges posed by global warming and pollution of aquatic bodies, and low average utilization of processing capacity. The pandemic has further added to the woes of the sector as there has been a slump in India’s seafood exports.
This webinar dives into the challenges that the sector grapples with, mechanisms for their possible resolution and the roadmap for post-COVID rejuvenation.
Key takeaways from the session:
• An understanding of India’s current marine exports – key products, markets & challenges.
• Impact of COVID-19 on the sector and strategies to cope with it.
• India’s competitiveness as a marine exporter.
• Climate change as a threat to the sector.
• The key areas for foreign investment potential in the sector.
• Role of a sustainable ocean economy in India’s post-pandemic growth.
The panellists for the session include:
• Vijaykumar Yaragal, Executive Director, National Fisheries Development Board
• Chalasani Bhaskar, Agri ESG Agripreneur
• Dr. K. Sunil Mohamed, Former Principal Scientist & Head, Molluscan Fisheries Division, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
• Virat Bahri, Deputy Director, Trade Promotion Council of India and Editor, India Business & Trade
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