MPEDA and Swiss company tie up develop organic aqua farming

MARGAO: In a first-of-its-kind tie-up in India’s marine sector, COOP Cooperative, one of Switzerland’s biggest retail and wholesale companies, is partnering with Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to develop export-oriented organic aqua farming in India to cater to the growing demand for organic seafood products across the globe.

To start with a pilot project will be started in Kerala to produce organic black tiger shrimp in about 1000 hectares. Later it will be extended to Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal and other states.