The bivalve farmers at Moothakunnam village, who suffered a major setback in the devastating flood in August 2018, have reaped a bumper harvest of mussels this time.
However, the interest rates go as high as 160 per cent, making it difficult for the fishers to escape from the debt-trap, it said.
The collaborative move is part of a national framework for fisheries and wetlands recently developed by the National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project of CMFRI.
The Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) has started sale of the drip irrigation kit—IrrigateEasy at its sales counter at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
To conserve marine turtles in Indian waters, fishery interactions with these animals have to be constantly monitored.
On Tuesday, visitors can behold precious pearls from the deep sea and the process of extracting it from farmed pearl oysters along with many more wonders of the oceanic world.
The meet also decided to consider mariculture on par with agriculture to ensure financial benefits from government and banking sectors.
The fishermen representatives will raise this demand in the stakeholders’ meet convened by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Saturday.
The two-day conference of the fisheries ministers of South Indian states decided to work towards a uniform trawl ban period considering the spawning period of the common fish species.
The traditional fishermen will be provided on board training and linkages to markets and export.