The Marine Products Export Development Authority replaced the Marine Products Export Promotion Council and started functioning in September 1972. The Authority serves the seafood industry right from fishing to processing, packaging, storing, transporting and marketing to the different markets all over the world. The Authority is entrusted with the task of ensuring a healthy growth of the industry through judicious regulation, conservation and control. Importers and exporters can obtain any information relating to the markets and the products from the Marine Products Export Development Authority.