MPeda inks pact with NCDC for promotion of seafood export
Visakhapatnam: MARINE Products Export Development Authority (MPeda) and the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to synergise their various programmes in the interest of export-oriented capture and culture of fisheries and allied sectors for bringing better value to the stakeholders. The MoU was signed by KS Srinivas, Chairman, MPeda and Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Managing Director, NCDC, at Kochi on Monday evening.
"We have identified ample scope for working jointly in the interest of export promotion of marine products for bringing better value to the stakeholders through a variety of activities, including export focus, in line with the policies of the government," Srinivas said.
Under the MoU, MPeda and its societies (Netfish, NaCSA & RGCA) and NCDC will jointly formulate programmes to provide technical know-how to cooperatives to upscale infrastructure created for primary production and post-harvest management in the marine products export sector.
MPeda, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is the nodal agency for promotion of marine products exports sector through a range of activities such as providing financial assistance, registration of entities, fixing of standards and specifications, carrying out inspection of marine products, regulating the export, improving the marketing of marine products outside India, and collection of export statistics.