Sustainable fishing, balancing the economic and livelihood needs as well as environmental concerns are key to a healthy marine ecosystem. Over the past few decades, climate change and related marine heat-waves have become disruptive, with significant socioeconomic ramifications. Hence it requires effective responses from all stakeholders, including researchers. Seaweeds are good for carbon sequestration as well as yield highly valued products and hence focused under the fisheries development programmes of the Government of India. ICAR-CMFRI has a geo-referenced database of 342 suitable seaweed farming sites across the country and also actively researching on its micropropagation techniques. Efforts to build a land based super-intensive fish farming technology using RAS has also demonstrated encouraging results and needs to be taken forward.
With best wishes.
Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan