India Exported $8 Billion Worth Seafood: SEAI

By THOUSIF EXIM

Andhra Pradesh takes a significant share in the exports with a 40 percent contribution in terms of value.

According to tentative data available with Seafood Exporters Association of India, Vishakhapatnam.

India exported $8 billion worth of seafood during the last financial year, a billion more than the previous year.

Andhra Pradesh takes a significant share in the exports with a 40 percent contribution in terms of value.

Despite the Covid-19 related issues, a diplomatic row with China, and the recent Ukraine crisis, SEAI's national president Jagadish Fofandi.

Talking to this correspondent in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday,  Andhra Pradesh general secretary Pavan Kumar said:

The export bucket contained 8 lakh tonnes of cultured shrimps, 60 percent of the total exports in terms of value.

He said the central government had set a target of $15 billion worth of exports by 2025.

"The government set the target without offering any incentives that the exporters want for value-added products."

He said that recent issues marginally affected the exports, explaining that Russia closed its imports from India after the country went to war with Ukraine.

He said the diplomatic row and the border crisis made China stop imports from 132 Indian companies, citing Covid nuclei in the shrimps.

They banned some companies permanently and put on hold some other exporters from India.

"We met the minister of commerce and the senior officials, and they promised us to resolve the issue with China," he said.

The other major issue has been the abnormal increase in the freight charges. 

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