The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, proposes to honour prosepective Aqua Farmers, Hatchery Operators and Ornamental Fish Breeders during the Aqua Aquaria 2017, an international Exhibition scheduled during May 12-14, 2017 at Mangalore, Karnataka. The awards are proposed to be declared for different categories of stakeholders in the field (Best and Second Best) are furnished below,
- Best Tiger Shrimp Farmers
- Besr L. vannamei Farmers
- Best Mud Crab Farmers
- Best Cage Fish Farmers
- Best Marine/Brackish water finfish Farmers
- Best Scampi Farmers
- Best Tiger Shrimp Hatcheries
- Best L. vannamei Hatcheries
- Best Shrimp Farming Societies
- Best farmer form Shrimp Farming Societies
- Best Innovative Aqua culturists.
- Best Modified Extensive Shrimp farmers.
- Best Mussel Farmers.
- Best Ornamental Fish Farms (small)
- Best Ornamental Fish Farms (Medium Scale)
- Best ornamental Fish Farms (Large Scale)
The performance of the Farmers/ Hatchery operators/ Societies / Ornamental Fish Breeders during the period from January 2015 to December 2016 would e evaluated based on the information provided in the application forms submitted to MPEDA. Separate application forms are available for each of the categories. Application format is available at the MPEDA Website as well as in all MPEDA Regional and Sub Regional Centres, located in the maritime States. The duly filled application, along with photographs of the unit and supporting documents should be submitted to the respective Regional/SUB Regional Centres, is a sealed cover, super scribing APPLICATION FOR AQUA AWARDS-2017. The last date for submission of the completed application is march 15 2017.
The Aqua farms should have a minimum area of 1Ha WSA to be considered for the award and the hatcheries should have a minimum capacity of 20 million seeds per annum except for the innovative aqua culturist, best mussel farmer categories and ornamental fish farms categories.
Source : Aqua International