Department of Coastal Aquaculture, Tharuvaikulam functioning under the control of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, offered one week vocational training on “Shrimp Farming” from 18.01.2017 to 25.01.2017. A total of 08 trainees including one woman from Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts participated. During this programme, various aspects of shrimp farming along with demonstrations were taught to the participants for one week. After this exposure, all the participants were taken to M/s. RR Aqua Farm, Veppalodai, located in Thoothukudi district so as to gain hands on knowledge in shrimp farming. On the concluding day, Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean distributed the certificates to the participants and spoken on the importance of this week long vocation training programe to motivate the coastal community to take up shrimp farming to alleviate poverty and to improve their financial status. The aim of such one week training course is to provide skill based training in shrimp farming field which will pave way for self employment of the trainees by starting their own farming practices or to get employment opportunities in private shrimp farming sector. Dr.S.Athithan, Professor and Head of this Department is coordinated the above training programme, who could be contacted for further information on shrimp farming.