Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin and the Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Cochin, jointly organized the 2nd National Trainers Training Programme on Monofilament Long Lining for eight stakeholders sponsored by the Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu during 26 - 28 May, 2014.
The training programme started on 26th May, 2014 with a three day voyage fishing trip onboard CIFNET Training Vessel M.V. Prashikshani and fishing operations were carried out at a depth of 1300 m. The participants were familiarized with handling, shooting and hauling of the monofilament long lines. A total of 160 hooks were operated. Dr.V.R. Madhu, Senior Scientist and Shri P.T. David, Skipper were the resource personnel from CIFT. Dr.S. Balu, Instructor (FT), represented CIFNET.A theory class of handling sashimi grade tuna was conducted at CIFT on 28th May. Dr.K. Ashok Kumar, Principal Scientist, CIFT was the resource person.
The valedictory function was held in the seminar hall of CIFT on 28th May, 2014. Dr.M.P. Remesan, Principal Scientist, CIFT welcomed the gathering. Dr.A. Shibhu, Senior Instructor (FT), CIFNET gave a talk on the importance of long lining and need for collaborative programmes for the benefit of fishermen. Shri C.D. Joshy, Senior Instructor (Electronics) and Dr.S. Sabu, CIFNET also attended the function.Trainee representative gave the feedback of the training programme and requested for arranging marketing links for export of sashimi grade tuna and hands-on training on tuna handling. Dr.V.R. Madhu proposed vote of thanks.
Participants onboard Vessel M.V. Prashikshani Dr. Ashok Kumar handling session on sashmi grade tuna
Valedictory session in progress A participant being given certificate