Training Programme Organized at Fraserganj

19th September 2013, Cochin

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin organized one-day training programme on ‘Responsible fishing’ for the members of Fraserganj Tribal Fishermen Cooperative Society, West Bengal on 19th  September, 2013 under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) programme. Smt. Samuli Das, Fraserganj Panchayat Pradhan inaugurated the programme.

Dr. M.P. Remesan, Principal Scientist, CIFT, Cochin highlighted the concept and need for responsible fishing in the light of Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing (CCRF) with particular reference to Hilsa fishing. He also emphasized on ongoing CIFT-CIFRI collaborative project on Hilsa conservation and the interventions planned to reduce the landings of Hilsa juveniles in the bag nets.

Dr. V.R. Madhu, Senior Scientist, CIFT, Cochin demonstrated fabrication and rigging of selective surface drift gill net (Chandijaal) with large mesh for Hilsa.

About 60 men and women participated in the programme. Shri L.Z. Padani, Member, Fraserganj Panchayat, Shri Arunab Mitra, Technical Officers, CIFRI Kolkata, Shri H.V. Pungera, Technical Officer, Veraval RC of CIFT, Shri Sabapathi Sahadev Mondal, President, Fraserganj Tribal Fishermen Cooperative Society were also present on the occasion.

Shri Debashish Das, Technical Officer, CIFRI, proposed vote of thanks.

(Source: Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin)