CERTIFICATE COURSE IN MARINE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

Why a course on marine fisheries management?

With over 8000 km of coastline and nearly 3 million tonnes of annual catch, India is one of the front runners in marine fish production in the world. Nearly a million people are dependant on marine fish as a livelihood source and the value realized is nearly Rs. 25,000 crores. Any natural resource which is continually and sustainably exploited at such high levels needs administrative and management inputs.

Management of marine fishery resources is a complex science and this has been addressed for the past 60 years by the premier marine fisheries institute in the country – the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) with its headquarters at Cochin and 10 research centres distributed all along the Indian coast. A large knowledge base and expertise has been built up over the years by CMFRI and now the institute plans to impart this science to interested stakeholders through a 3-month certificate course. The first batch of the course will commence on 17th September 2008.

Training Courses

Certificate Course in Marine Fisheries Management

Winter School on “Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of marine fin fish and shell fish”

The Course is expected to benefit fisheries managers and administrators of state and central governments, NGOs, fishermen associations, entrepreneurs in fisheries sector and other stakeholders and will result in the creation of a new generation of fishery managers. The first batch of the course will commence on 17th September 2008. The Course is expected to benefit fisheries managers and administrators of state and central governments, NGOs, fishermen associations, entrepreneurs in fisheries sector and other stakeholders and will result in the creation of a new generation of fishery managers.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To extend the knowledge base on marine fishery resources

  • To introduce the practical methods and approaches in coastal resources

  • To develop a cadre of fishery managers to implement fishery management plans in various maritime states

COURSE OUTLINE

The course will include theory and practical classes, group discussions, study visits to the field/ fish landing centres. The course curriculum will consist of the following topics:

  • Characteristics of major fisheries resources

  • Fishing practices – craft and gear

  • Biological characteristics of major marine fisheries resources

  • Impact of the environment and other marine organisms on the fisheries

  • Techniques of sampling and analysis for management of marine fisheries

  • Management aspects such as sustainable fisheries, fishing regulations, fisheries enhancement programmes, ecosystem based fisheries management etc.

  • Fisheries economics, fish marketing and trade

  • Responsible fisheries-FAO code of conduct

  • Fishing communities and their livelihood analysis.

COURSE AMENITIES

The Faculty comprises of eminent fishery scientists with wide knowledge on theory and practice Amenities include state-of-the-art library with digital resources, 24 hour www access, cafeteria and canteen and modern hostels

SMART CLASSROOMS

….Where a touch screen white board is integrated with the projector and a computer. The classrooms also have a DVD/CD player, Video Cassette Recorder/Player, a Document Camera Reader, and audio tracks. All these are integrated using a handy touch panel which enables the user to navigate between various options of display

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Science graduates with working knowledge in English. No restrictions on age and gender.

HOW TO APPLY?

Applications may be sent in plain paper giving the following details:

1) Name of the applicant:
2) Address for communication:
3) Date of birth:
4) Place of birth:
5) Mother tongue:
6) Sex:
7) Marital Status:
8) Educational qualifications:
9) If employed, address of employer
10) Experience, if any:
11) Telephone number:
12) Email address:

All applications must reach the Director, CMFRI, PB No. 1603, Cochin 682018, Kerala, before 26th August 2008.

Candidates who are employed should send their applications through proper channel.

COURSE FEE

Selected candidates will be informed about their selection by the end of August 2008. Selected candidates should pay Rs. 15,000 at the beginning of the course as a demand draft in the name of ICAR Unit, CMFRI, Cochin payable at Ernakulam. Boarding and lodging charges will be extra.

CERTIFICATE

On successful completion of the training course, the candidates will be awarded a Course Certificate by the Institute

CONTACT FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Dr. P.C Thomas,
SIC, HRD Cell
Tel: 0484-2394867/2394357
Mob: 09447291113.

Mrs. Grace Mathew,
Course Coordinator.
Tel: 0484-2394357
Mob.09447667635.