In association with NETFISH-MPEDA, the Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT conducted three day training cum demonstration programme on “Conversion of diamond mesh to square mesh codend” at three locations of Gujarat. The programme was inaugurated by Shri R. Gupta, Deputy Director, MPEDA on 25 May, 2017 at the Centre. Dr. Ashish Kumar Jha, Scientists In-charge of the Centre presided over the function. Shri Mohammed Koya, Scientist In-charge, Veraval Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI offered felicitation. Shri Jignesh Visavadia, Coordinator, NETFISH-MPEDA welcomed the gathering and briefed the background of the programme. Later on in Technical session, Dr. K.K. Prajith and Shri G. Kamei, Scientists, Fishing Technology Division delivered talks on Square mesh codend as a tool for responsible fishing and Technical protocol for conversion of diamond mesh to square mesh. A video on advantages of square mesh over conventional diamond mesh was shown at the end of the session. Similar programmes were held at Diu and Porbandar on 26 May and 27 May, 2017, respectively. Dr. Prajith was the resource person for the technical and practical session at Diu. In Porbandar Shri Kamei handled the session. Shri A. Sakthivel, Asst. Director, MPEDA, Porbandar was the special guest for the programme. In all the three centres practical session was demonstrated by Shri H.V. Pungera, Senior Tech. Asst. and Shri J.B. Malamdi, Technician.