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Piyush Goyal holds discussions with seafood exporters to boost exports to $ 30-billion level

21 Nov 2019

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday held discussions with seafood exporters on ways to promote the sector's shipments and take them to USD 30-billion level in the coming years.
"Met a delegation of representatives from Seafood Exporters Association to aggressively promote fisheries exports and chalk out a roadmap for USD 30 billion of exports," the minister said in a tweet.
He said that the government is committed to safeguard the interests of fishermen.
India exports seafood worth over USD 7 billion. Frozen shrimp and frozen fish are major export items.
The US and south-east Asia are the major import markets of India's seafood products, with a share of about 33 per cent and 32 per cent in dollar terms, respectively. 
They are followed by EU (16 per cent), Japan (7 per cent), Middle East (4 per cent) and China (3 per cent).

Source: The Economic Times

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