Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) will conduct the fourth edition of its biennial aquaculture event – Aqua Aquaria India (AAI) in Mangaluru from May 14-16.
A press release said here that ‘AAI 2017’ will showcase the latest strides in aquaculture and ornamental fish breeding and rearing technologies to encourage diversification and intensification in a sustainable manner. It will also discuss current challenges and come out with a roadmap for giving a fillip to the aquaculture sector.
Quoting MPEDA Chairman, A Jayathilak, it said the ‘AAI 2017’ offers an excellent platform for aquaculture farmers and ornamental fish breeders to gather latest knowledge in farming practices and acquire practical information.
Around 3,000 delegates are expected to participate in the event. Nearly 250 stalls will display various technologies, machinery and accessories in aquaculture and ornamental fishery sectors.
The Karnataka Fisheries Minister, Pramod Madhwaraj, will inaugurate the event. Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament from Dakshina Kannada, will deliver the keynote address. Devendra Chaudhry, Secretary of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, will speak on the occasion.
The first edition of AAI has held in Chennai in 2011 and the last two editions in Vijayawada during 2013 and 2015, respectively.