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Andhra Pradesh: Seafood production: Chief Minister promises all help to Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) by Rajulapudi Srinivas August 29,2016   |  Source: The Hindu

The blue revolution plan designed by Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) gets a pat from Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the State. Mr. Naidu assured of all help to increase seafood production and boost exports from Andhra Pradesh, said MPEDA and Spices Board Chairman A. Jayathilak, who met the Chief Minister. Agriculture Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao, Mr. Jayathilak, Principal Secretary (Fisheries) Manmohan Singh, Commissioner Ramshankar Naik, MPEDA Deputy Director S. Kandan, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) Chief Executive Officer K. Shanmukha Rao and other officials met Mr. Naidu on Saturday and explained the plans to improve seafood exports from AP.

“The Chief Minister praised MPEDA for its plans on blue revolution which helps to increase production and improve the country’s exchequer. We have strategies to promote mud crab culture, encourage ‘Make in India’ shrimp seed and supply the same to the farmers to lessen the investment,” Mr. Jayathilak told The Hindu on Sunday. He said that many progressive farmers, hatchery owners and aqua exporters are there in the State, and a meeting was held with all aquaculture stakeholders in West Godavari recently, the MPEDA and Spices Board Chairman said adding that the Spices Park located in


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