In collaboration with Meenkara SC/ST Reservoir Fishermen Cooperative Society, technology transfer programmes were conducted during 27-29 March, 2014. The inaugural programme was presided by Shri C. Kunju, President, SC/ST Reservoir Fishermen Cooperative Society, Meenkara. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, HOD, EIS Division, CIFT, Cochin and Nodal Officer, TSP. Shri S. Mahesh, Deputy Director, Department of Fisheries, Malampuzha offered the Key note address. Dr. M.P. Remesan, Principal Scientist, CIFT, Cochion, Shri Saji M. Rajesh, ADF, Malampuzha, Shri P.S. Shenoob, Ex-Officio Secretary & SI (Fisheries), Meenkara SC/ST Cooperative Society and Shri K. Kanakadas, Ex-President, SC/ST Cooperative Society were the dignitaries who addressed the participants during the function.
The training on ‘Responsible fishing methods’ was conducted on 27 March, 2014 by Dr. M.P. Remesan and Shri Aravind S. Kalangutkar, Technical Officer, CIFT, Cochin. Forty trainees attended the training. Besides the training, 125 kg fishing net materials were provided to the participants so as to improve their daily fish catch, and income under TSP component.The training on ‘Hygienic fish handling and value added fishery products’ was organized during 28- 29 March, 2014. Dr. J. Bindu, Senior Scientist and Dr. A. Jeyakumari, Scientist, Shri K. Dinesh Prabhu and Shri V.T. Sadanandan, Jr. Lab Assts., CIFT, Cochin conducted the training for the 40 trainees. During the training, the preparation of fish pickles, fish fingers, fish balls, fish cutlets, prawn chutney powder and dried fish was explained and demonstrated to the participants.