Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 on the Occasion of World Fisheries Day

In celebration of the contributions and achievements of fishers, fish farmers, and other stakeholders, as well as to reinforce commitment towards the sustainable and equitable development of the fisheries sector, the Department of Fisheries, Government of India, is organizing the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023, on the occasion of World Fisheries Day. This two-day event will take place on the 21st and 22nd of November 2023 at the Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad.

About the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023


21st and 22nd of November 2023.


Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad.

Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 Theme

The theme for the two-day event is ‘Celebrate the Fisheries and Aquaculture Wealth.’


The Department of Fisheries has extended invitations to foreign missions, experts, government officials, think tanks, academia, international organizations, industry associations, and other key stakeholders for the conference. Key organizations such as the World Bank, FAO, and various countries have confirmed their participation.

Key Objectives of the Global Fisheries Conference

The Ministry has been concentrating on sustainable growth, and the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 serves as a platform for all stakeholders, including fishers, farmers, industry representatives, coastal communities, exporters, research institutes, investors, and exhibitors. It provides an opportunity for them to come together, exchange ideas, share information on relevant technologies, and explore market linkage opportunities. The conference will also highlight developments and government initiatives in the fisheries sector, such as Sagar Parikrama, PMMSY, fisheries infrastructure, and more.

Logo of the Event

Global Fisheries Conference India 2023

Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala revealed an event logo representing the ascending global stature of the Indian Fisheries Sector and the substantial contributions of fishers and fishing communities to nation-building.

India’s Fisheries Sector

The fisheries sector is recognized as a sunrise sector with tremendous potential for fostering equitable and inclusive growth through the economic empowerment of vulnerable sections of society. With an 8% share in global fish production, India ranks as the world’s third-largest fish producer, second-largest aquaculture producer, largest shrimp producer, and fourth-largest seafood exporter.

The Indian fisheries sector has experienced consistent growth, and the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying is committed to sustaining this progress. The goal is not only to achieve the targets set by the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) for 22 million metric tons of fish production but also to reach Rs 1 lakh crore in exports by the fiscal year 2024-25. The sector has played a vital role in providing sustainable incomes and livelihoods to the 3 crore fishers and fish farmers in the country.

Inland fish production, exports, and aquaculture, particularly in inland fisheries, have shown significant growth, contributing to over 70% of the total fish production. This achievement results from collaborative efforts between the central government, state/union territories, and beneficiaries across various domains.

About the World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day is celebrated annually on November 21st to highlight the importance of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and economic development. The day also aims to promote responsible fishing practices and the conservation of marine resources.

Fisheries and aquaculture play a crucial role in global food security, providing about 17% of global animal protein. The sector employs around 150 million people worldwide, contributing significantly to livelihoods and economic growth. However, overfishing, habitat destruction and climate change pose significant threats to the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture.


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