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CMFRI Marine Fisheries Policy Series Streamlining the Supply Chain of Marine Fish in Kerala: COVID-19 and Beyond, released by Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, Hon. Minister of Fisheries, Kerala

The CMFRI Marine Fisheries Policy Series No. 18/2020, entitled Streamlining the Supply Chain of Marine Fish in Kerala: COVID-19 and Beyond was released by Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, Hon. Minister of Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry, Government of Kerala on 4/08/2020 at Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI joined the release function through a web-platform. Sri. M.G. Rajamanickam IAS, Director, Fisheries, Government of Kerala, Mr. K.M. Alias, Asst. Private Secterary, Ministry of Fisheries, Government of Kerala and Scientists from ICAR-CMFRI and ICAR-CIFT, Dr. C. Ramachandran, Dr. J. Jayasankar, Dr. A. Suresh and Dr. P. Shinoj were present on the occasion. 



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Name

Designation

Subject

Mob. Number

Email

1

Dr Vinod, K

Principal Scientist

Ecosystem health/ Biodiversity conservation

9496475596

 

vinod_kavungal@yahoo.co.in

2

Dr Shilta, M. T

Scientist

Cage culture

8075389216

Shiltathomas@gmail.com

3

Dr P.K.Asokan

Principal Scientist

Bivalve farming

9447137278

 asokanpk@gmail.com

4

Dr. Ritesh Ranjan

Scientist

Mariculture

9494436445

rranjanfishco@gmail.com

5

Dr. Santhosh B

Principal Scientist

Mariculture

9446572288

santhoshars@gmail.com

6

Shri. Ambarish

Scientist

Mariculture

9847553047

gopidas.ambarish@gmail.com

7

Dr. Rengarajan  Jayakumar

Principal Scientist

Marine fish farming

9489036516

jayakumar.cmfri@gmail.com

8

Dr. K.K. Anikuttan

Scientist

Marine fish farming

9751865267

dranikuttan@gmail.com

9

Dr. G. Tamilmani

Senior Scientist

Marine Fish Breeding

9486221352

drtamilmani@gmail.com

10

Dr. M. Sakthivel

Senior Scientist

Sea cage farming

9488266503

sakthicares@gmail.com

11

Dr. P. Ramesh Kumar

Scientist

Fish Health

9659384485

prkvet@gmail.com

12

Dr.Shinoj Subramannian

Senior Scientist/SIC KVK of CMFRI Ernakulam

Krishi Vigyan Kendra of CMFRI, Ernakulam

9496303457

kvkernakulam@yahoo.co.in

13

Dr.Vikas PA

Subject Matter Specialist,  KVK of CMFRI Ernakulam

Fisheries

9447993980

vikaspattathh@gmail.com



 

 

ICAR-CMFRI launches GIS based info of vicinity of fish landing centres to COVID-19 hotspots

 ICAR-CMFRI launches GIS based info of vicinity of fish landing centres to COVID-19 hotspots

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The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi has launched a novel initiative that would enable online GIS tracking of the marine fish landing centres and their proximity to the COVID-19 hotspots in different maritime states. The online GIS based database, which depicts the vicinity of marine fish landing centres to the COVID-19 hotspots in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, would become crucial in monitoring the activities at various marine fishing landing centres in the country on a daily basis. The work is in progress to incorporate the information on landing centres in other maritime states too in the database. The database offers visualisation of the marine fish landing centres in these states in various colour groups in accordance with their geographical proximity with the COVID-19 hotspots/containment zones within coastal districts, identified by the government. The landing centres have been categorised in different groups according to their distance with the hotspots and the information is updated on daily basis based on the information received from respective state governments.

 

The first category, which requires priority in taking precautionary measures, includes fish landing centres located within 3 km of the hotspot. The landing centres at a distance of 3 to 5 km with the hotspots fall in second category, whereas the third category includes landing centres at a distance of 5 to 10 km from the identified hotspots.

 


Practical utility of the initiative: The GIS database will greatly help authorities and policy makers to monitor the daily activities and help them easily understand the fish landing centres where strict safety measures are to be imposed and fish harbours where safety measures could be relaxed. This can be identified simply by a click at the infographics published by the ICAR-CMFRI at its website- www.cmfri.org.in. This will help the concerned authorities for strategic execution of safety measures in accordance with their vicinity to the COVID-19 hotspots.

 

The news has got immediate international attention and quoted as one of the top stories of the day by SeafoodSource.com,the global seafood industry’s most trusted resource for international seafood news (https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/food-safety-health/online-directory-of-india-s-fish-landing-centers-proximity-to-covid-19-hotspots-published).

 


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Vicinity of Fish Landing Centres to COVID-19 Hotspots in Kerala



ICAR-CMFRI kick-starts new farming challenge towards food security

ICAR-CMFRI kick-starts new farming challenge towards food security

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The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), in association with the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra, kick-started a new farming challenge among government organisations towards food security. The model initiative includes farming of tubers and pulses along with vegetables in an area of around 3-acre barren land in its premises of residential complex in Kochi city. The massive drive assumes significance in the wake of discussions on urgent need of self-reliance in food production in Kerala, thanks to COVID-19 pandemic.   

Shri. V S Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture, Kerala government launched the farming by planting ginger saplings on 14th May 2020. The farming, which is undertaken by ICAR-CMFRI Krishilokam club that includes scientific and non-scientific staff of the Institute and their families, is part of popularising the concept of production of safe food through farming without depending others in the backdrop of the COVID-19. The farming followed mechanised practices for preparation of the land under the technical guidance of Ernakulam KVK.