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Organised Training on Hygiene Handling and Management Practices of Fish Harbour and Fish Landing Centres by Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

The Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi a constituent institute of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University has taken up a massive training project on “Hygienic Handling and Management Practices of Fishing Harbour and Landing Centre” under the funding support of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Management for sustainable livelihood (FIMSUL) of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department, Chennai. The FIMSUL project is a world bank supported programme aimed at improving the sustainability of fisheries along the coast of Tamil Nadu thereby improving the livelihood of the coastal fisherfolk. The first of the training programme was organized on 13th January 2017 at Thoothukudi Fishing Harbour where about 50 participants including Fishing Harbour Management Committee Members and representatives from all fishermen cooperative societies and organizations attended. They were given input on the basics of fish handling and hygienic practices and management of fishing harbor premises followed by practical demonstration. Dr.Martin Kumar from Australia who is the World Bank Consultant for TN FIMSUL project visited the Fisheries College and Research Institute along with Joint Director of Fisheries, Dr.ReenaSelvi and held discussion with Dr.G.Sugumar, Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi and other faculty staff involved in the projects of FIMSUL. Later the team visited the training site and Dr.Martin Kumar interacted with the trainees and offered his expert opinion on importance of efficient management of fishing harbours and fish landing centres. He commended the role played by Tamil Nadu Fisheries University in the FIMSUL project. The series of 43 training programme is being coordinated by Dr.B.Sundaramoorthy, Professor and Head, Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering and the staff of the School of Harvest and Post-Harvest Technology of the Fisheries College and Research Institute would serve as resource persons.