Mr Prathap Chandra Shetty

Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chain Expert


  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector Management Expert for FAO of the United Nations.
  • Assessor BAP & Global GAP, National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB).
  • TWG Member, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Post-Harvest Handling of Terrestrial Animals and Farmed Seafood ( Consultant / member).

  • Past

  • Thirty five years of professional activity in International seafood trade, processing practices, Sustainable Aquaculture Operations, International Food Standards, Seafood Trading, Trade capacity Building, Quality control, Sustainability, Social responsibility and Certification.
  • Standard writing with 150+ training manuals in HACCP, Management, Projects, and Training programs for the trainers- for all category of Fisheries operation and Aquaculture. Multilingual.
  • Technical Director, The Fish in Company, USA. One among the leading seafood supplier in the world, having retail outlets in all of the 50 states in the USA.
  • Executive Director, Emirates Star Fisheries, Dubai, UAE.
  • Director, Shui Aqua Bios Exports Pvt. Ltd., Karnataka, India.
  • Chief General Manager, Trimarine Food Pvt. Ltd., Cochin, Kerala, India.
  • Quality Control Manager – Training and Development, Saudi Fisheries Company, Dammam, K.S.A.
  • Travelled approximately 100 countries.
  • Developed general regulations and operating guidelines to enable Public Sector´s effective marine aquaculture zoning and area management, as well as and make recommendations on models of services.
  • The International Fisheries Infrastructure Expert, UNIDO Project on “Technical and Institutional Capacity Building for increase in production and development of the aquaculture and fisheries value chains in Ethiopia”.
  • HACCP Advisor, Phase 1 &2, CTG for FAO/UNDP of the United Nations HACCP Certification Study and Local Capacity Development in Fishery Sector, a joint project , to implement the HACCP, Food Safety issues and Fisheries, Procedures for the Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Fish and Fishery Products.
  • FAO ( 2019) - HACCP Certification Study and Local Capacity Development in Fisheries Industry , BOSASO SOMALIA, January 2019 , total pages 137.

  • Membership and Affiliations:

  • The World Aquaculture Society & Asian-Pacific Chapter.
  • Global Aquaculture Alliance .
  • Best Aquaculture Practices -Aquaculture Certification Council .


  • “ISO 22000 and SA 8000” five days completed courses by The Food School,
  • HACCP Auditor, by SURE FISH, 413-3rd Ave., West SEATTLE, WA 98119.
  • Accredited Certifier, training By ACC (Aquaculture Certification Council, USA.
  • Project evaluation expert : AAAID (Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development) Khartoum, SUDAN, Certifier for evaluation of Aquaculture projects in the Middle East.

  • Education

  • Masters in Fisheries Science, University of Agriculture Science, Bangalore.
  • Bachelors of Fisheries Science with emphasis on Aquaculture.