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Salient Achievements since inception of NICRA

 

    Impact of climate change on Phenology & Trophodynamics

  • Variations in climate parameters assessed and its impact revealed changes in distribution, abundance, spawning, maturity, fecundity of several marine fishes
  • Favourable climate driven changes in some small pelagic fish population distribution / abundance were also identified.

    Carbon Footprint Assessment

  • C Sequestration potential of Seaweeds and Mangroves assessed  from Calicut and Cochin.
  • Complete Carbon Lifecycle Assessment done for Fishing Operations from boatbuilding, to actual fishing till fish processing and till product reach consumer.
  • Focused on biochar applications in marine sector (farming and soil and water quality)

    Vulnerability Assessment

  • Scientific criteria developed for vulnerability assessment of Indian marine fish stocks to climate change and resilience options identified.
  • Zone wise vulnerable species has been identified.

Climate Resilient Strategies

  • Farming of stress tolerant species (Silver pompano, Pearl spot) in ponds and cages.
  • Low cost farming techniques (All weather mooring system, cages)
  • IMTA (Seaweed & Cobia)
  • Paddy-Finfish farming in Pokkali fields
  • Product development (‘Pearl plus’ fish feed, Jaiva Pokkali)

Integrated District Level Adaptation & Mitigation

  • A framework to assess the climate change vulnerability of resource users was developed, allowing assessment of the vulnerability of coastal households.
  • This helped to boost awareness, preparedness and mitigative capacities of vulnerable areas.

Impacts of climate change on larval development

  • Experimentation revealed that higher temperature shortened incubation duration and quickened larval growth rate; but with low hatching and larval success.

Empowerment of stakeholders

  • Awareness programs, Trainings and Technology demonstrations were conducted for fishers and fishermen across coastal states.
  • Capacity building programs conducted for scientists, researchers and fisheries officials.
  • Training provided for alternative livelihood options, disaster preparedness.

Knowledge Database compilation

  • Compilation of ITK of Indian marine fishermen to climate change in English and regional language.
  • Digitization of fishing records.

Publications

  • Journal Papers with NAAS IF
    29
    Books
    5
    Training manual
    3
    Papers/posters
    50
    Brochures
    6
    Pamphlets
    3
    Newsletter
    2
    Products
    1
    Technologies
    2
    Methodology
    1
    Technology adaptation
    1

 

 

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