Aqua Aquaria India isone of the largest aquaculture cum aquariculture shows in Asia, organized by the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, as a biennial event concentrating on the aquaculture and ornamental fish culture sectors. The event organised involving an exposition of recent developments in aquaculture and ornamental fish sectors along with Technical sessions focusing on themes relevant for the development of the sectors attracting large number of farmers, hatchery operators, feed manufacturers, input suppliers, manufacturers and suppliers of various aquaculture and aquarium implements, scientists and experts from around the world.
Considering the importance of aqua farming sector, especially shrimp farming, MPEDA had been organizing exhibition and technical seminars on every alternate year for the benefit of aquaculture community in India. Later on, shows for the ornamental fish culture sector, which is rapidly growing as a livelihood area and export item, were also initiated. The idea of a common event for both the sectors was launched and implemented with the first AQUA AQUARIA INDIA held during 6-8 February 2011 at Chennai. The second and third editions were organized in the city of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh in 2013 and 2015.
The 4th edition of ‘AQUA AQUARIA INDIA’, the biennial aquaculture – ornamental fish culture exhibition is going to be bigger and better and is slated to be held from 14th to 16th May 2017 at Nehru Maidan, Mangalore, Karnataka.