The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the Government of India has constituted an expert committee to prepare a revised National Marine Fisheries Policy for India. In order to draft the policy, the Committee has decided to elicit opinions and views of all stakeholders on key issues affecting marine fisheries through a questionnaire. There are 85 questions which can be answered in Yes/No format. It would take about 30 minutes to fill in the answers. Only those questions relevant to respondents need to be answered. The questionnaire in English can be filled online. In regional languages and Hindi, the PDF form can be downloaded, printed and your preference can be ticked in appropriate columns. The printed sheets have to be posted to the DIRECTOR, CMFRI, PB NO 1603, ERNAKULAM NORTH PO, KOCHI 682018, KERALA. The cover may be super scribed with NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES POLICY. The last date for submission of your views is 10th December 2015.
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute was established by Government of India on February 3rd 1947 under the Ministry of Agriculture and later it joined the ICAR family in 1967. During the course of over 65 years the Institute has emerged as a leading tropical marine fisheries research institute in the world.
Since its inception, the CMFRI grew significantly in its size and stature and built up adequate research infrastructure and recruited qualified staff. During the first half of the five decades of its existence, the CMFRI devoted its research attention towards the estimation of marine fisheries landings and effort, taxonomy of marine organisms and the bio-economic characteristics of the exploited stocks of finfish and shellfish.
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