Tuticorin Research Centre of the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) conducted a three-day training programme on open sea cage culture and mariculture during 27th to 29th June 2018. The training, which was the second phase training under the skill development programme funded by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), was attended by 50 selected fishers from Thoothukudi district.
Smt. Bala Saraswathi, Assistant Director, State Fisheries Department, Thoothukudi District inaugurated the programme. She appreciated the efforts of ICAR-CMFRI and NFDB for promoting open sea cage culture and mariculture activities in the district. She also released Training materials and training notes (in Tamil).
The programme also included field visit to model sea cage farm in Sippikulam and practical demonstration of site selection for sea cage farming, GI cage fabrication, cage culture of sea bass, lobster, pearl oysters and seaweeds, etc.
The Officials from State Fisheries Department, staff of ICAR - CMFRI, and sea cage farmers attended the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute)