20November2018

Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Nicobari tribes sensitized on modern fishing and sea safety practices

                   

Port Blair, Oct. 14: The Nicobari tribes constitute over 95% of the tribal population in the islands a majority of whom are from Car Nicobar. A significant population of tribes in Nicobar District derive their livelihood from fishing.

CARI has taken up a comprehensive programme to study the needs in fish harvest and post harvest sectors in the tribal areas and to develop intervention strategies under the “Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)” in order to increase the income and socio-economic status of tribes in the islands. A team of scientists from CARI conducted a field investigation along with Prof. N. Neethiselvam, Head, Department of Fishing Technology, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukkudi at Car Nicobar during 06-10 to study the status of fishing and identify the issues confronting development. The team, supported by the officials of Department of Fisheries, A&N Administration and KVK, Nicobar interacted with the members of tribal council and fishers from all 15 villages in Car Nicobar during their visit. An interactive hands-on training was conducted in order to sensitize the fishers on the issues related to design of common gears used by them viz., trolling, gill net, hand line, long line, etc.  A training video was also shown to over 40 tribal fishers participated in the programme on the sea safety methods and navigational rules to be adopted by fishers.

The team is visiting Little Andaman to interact with the tribal fishers during 12-14 Oct 2012. CARI is organizing an Expert consultation on 16 Oct 2012 to be participated by representatives of A&N Administration, tribal fishers and scientists of CARI, FSI, NIOT and fish harvest / post harvest experts from mainland.

Nicobari tribes sensitized on modern fishing and sea safety practices

The Nicobari tribes constitute over 95% of the tribal population in the islands a majority of whom are from Car Nicobar. A significant population of tribes in Nicobar District derive their livelihood from fishing.

CARI has taken up a comprehensive programme to study the needs in fish harvest and post harvest sectors in the tribal areas and to develop intervention strategies under the “Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)” in order to increase the income and socio-economic status of tribes in the islands. A team of scientists from CARI conducted a field investigation along with Prof. N. Neethiselvam, Head, Department of Fishing Technology, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukkudi at Car Nicobar during 06-10 to study the status of fishing and identify the issues confronting development. The team, supported by the officials of Department of Fisheries, A&N Administration and KVK, Nicobar interacted with the members of tribal council and fishers from all 15 villages in Car Nicobar during their visit. An interactive hands-on training was conducted in order to sensitize the fishers on the issues related to design of common gears used by them viz., trolling, gill net, hand line, long line, etc.  A training video was also shown to over 40 tribal fishers participated in the programme on the sea safety methods and navigational rules to be adopted by fishers.

The team is visiting Little Andaman to interact with the tribal fishers during 12-14 Oct 2012. CARI is organizing an Expert consultation on 16 Oct 2012 to be participated by representatives of A&N Administration, tribal fishers and scientists of CARI, FSI, NIOT and fish harvest / post harvest experts from mainland.