Marine Fisheries Improvement Programme was launched in Mangalore

The Marine Fisheries Improvement Programme was launched in Mangalore on 25th July in Hotel Ocean Pearl by the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Mangalore City Ms. M.J.Roopa. Director of Fisheries, Govt. of Karnataka Shri. Ramakrishna outlined the initiatives of the Karnataka government to reduce Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing as well as the plans for closely monitoring of the fishing operations to prevent use of destructive fishing methods like light fishing, bull trawling, use of fine mesh net etc.

Website launched to place the outputs and outcome of the marine fisheries improvement project

A website to place the outputs and outcome of the marine fisheries improvement project was launched during the inaugural function by Dr. SenthilVel, Dean, and College of Fisheries. Please visit www.indian-oil-sardine.org.in for details of the project.

A brochure in Kannada on sustainable fishing of small pelagic released

Dr. Shivaprakash, Professor, College of Fisheries gave a detailed and interesting talk with the help of power point presentations on all aspects of conservation and sustainability of small pelagics as part of the awareness programme. A brochure in Kannada on sustainable fishing of small pelagic was released..

Interactions by the participants flagged the important issues faced by fishers.

Interactions by the participants flagged the important issues faced by fishers. Need for a prolonged uniform fishing ban all along the west coast was suggested. Also many fishers felt that more interactions and discussions with the government could result in better outcome in sustainability efforts.

Similar awareness programmes are planned for Indian coastal states

Similar awareness programmes are planned for Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Naduand Andhra Pradesh during this year.







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