13th March, 2015, Cochin
The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin conducted a National Consultative Meeting on Management of Ring Seine Fishing for Conservation of Resources and Reduction of Carbon Footprint on 13th March, 2015.
Dr. E.G. Silas, Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur and Former Director, ICAR- CMFRI, Cochin inaugurated the meeting which was primarily aimed at discussing the technical status of the present ring seine fishing along the Indian coast. Dr. Silas observed that it was the ingeniousness of the fishermen that led to the development of this fishery and its role in taking the Kerala to the forefront in marine fishery resource exploitation.
Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT presided over the meeting.
Presentations were made on Contribution of ring seine sector in marine fish production; Evolution and growth of ring seine fishing systems and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); and Carbon footprint.
21 invited participants from State Fisheries Departments, Research Institutions and Academia attended the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)