IFAFEA , an association of Indian Fishmeal and Fish Oil exporters was formed in the year 2012 and registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration, 1960 Act (Karnataka Societies Act 17 of 1960). Headquartered at Door No. 3-31-2517/ 9, First Floor, Prakruthi Commercial Complex, near C.V. Nayak Hall , Kadri road, Mangalore 575003, Karnataka, India.
We aim at contributing towards welfare and advancement of the Indian Fishmeal and Fish oil exporters and thereby generating valuable foreign exchange. We have 25 producer members from both the west as well as east coast of India. More than 80% of the total Indian exports of Fishmeal , Fish oil and other by-products like fish soluble paste are being exported by the members of IFAFEA
IFAFEA has been negotiating with various central and state departments and other related organisations and was instrumental in getting various incentives / concessions sanctioned by the government. IFAFEA was solely responsible to project the Indian Fishmeal and Fish Oil industry as an important sector of the marine products industry and showcasing its importance towards significant contributions to foreign exchange earnings of the nation.
IFAFEA through its first ever presentation of the country overview at the global summit of IFFO (International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization), held at Bangkok, Thailand between 24 – 26th October 2016, managed to catapult Indian Fishmeal and Fish oil industry into global limelight, thus paving the way for further increase in the global demand for our products and an identity as one of the most important producers in the world (Positioned 6th in the world at the moment). IFAFEA has extended all help to its members in qualifying for the AQSIQ certification of China, which has greatly helped members to enter the lucrative Chinese markets which has just opened up for Indian fishmeal, Fish Oil and related products.
IFAFEA, with an intention of portraying the industry as a responsible one and aiming to procure raw material required for processing from a sustainable resource, has enterd in to an agreement with IFFO-RS ( International Fishmeal and Fish oil- Responsible Supply) for IFFO-RS certification to participating members. The certified members can then easily market their products worldwide with greater acceptance and fetch premium prices for their products.