Tuticorin Research Centre (TRC) of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) organised a fishermen meeting on ‘Adoption of mariculture practices along Thoothukudi coast’, in connection with the platinum jubilee celebration of the institute, here on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued on Thursday, P.P. Manojkumar, Principal Scientist and Scientist (in-charge), Tuticorin Research Centre, welcomed the gathering. I. Jagadis, Principal Scientist, explained the importance of conducting the programme in the coastal region.
Training folders (in Tamil and English) were released by N. Bala Saraswathi, Assistant Director of Fisheries (Marine), Thoothukudi. C. Kalidas, Scientist and programme coordinator, elaborated on sea cage culture of lobsters.
R. Rexon of Sippikulam and Daniel Raj of Keelavaippar shared their experiences in lobsters farming in cages and growth opportunities.
A total of 29 fishermen from four coastal villages attended the programme. L. Ranjith, Scientist, proposed a vote of thanks.