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ICT For Fishermen
by mKRISHI FISHERIES (Private sector)
Development of Early Warning System, Science based fishing to lower cost and diesel consumption, establish two way communication for capturing observations and feedback.

Partnership approach to take research output to last mile. Also looking at deep sea communication methods.

We have developed an ICT platform for fishermen to help them get the information on Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ), Wind Speed and Direction, Wave height, etc. PFZ helps them to decide the nearest location where they should go for fishing and if the location is not nearby, the fishermen tend to avoid go for the fishing. Hence, with the help of PFZ not only their catch productivity is improving but with the judicious choice of fish trip is helping to reduce the no. of trips without any catch. Hence, it is leading to reduction in the cost of diesel as well as environmental pollution. PFZ compliance is helping to bring this dual benefit. Besides the use of Wind and Wave information is leading to creation of the Early Warning System to avoid the locations where there are danzer zones.
Progress reports
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Data access and sharing
  • Transfer marine technology
ICT Platform ICT Platform
In-kind contribution
Platform to offer various services
Basic information
Time-frame: January/2012 - Ongoing
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Dineshkumar Singh, Mr, dineshkumar.Singh@tcs.com, +919820306193
Mumbai, India
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