As a part of the ESSO-INCOIS Project on “Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITKs) in Marine Fisheries Sector of Kerala: Documentation and Analysis”, two data validation workshops were conducted at ICAR-CIFT, Cochin during 29-30. June, 2016. Ten fishermen from Alappuzha district and nine fishermen from Thrissur district participated in the workshops. Dr. Nikita Gopal, Principal Investigator of the project, gave a brief on the project and explained the objectives of the workshop. During the workshops, Traditional knowledge data collected from the marine fishers of Alappuzha and Thrissur Districts of Kerala were validated through different participatory approaches such as preparation of seasonal calendar and lunar calendar related to fishing and participatory mapping of fishing grounds. Vernacular names of different fishes in both the districts were also documented during the workshop. The workshops were organized in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati, New Delhi.
Workshop participants (Alappuzha) with the project staff on 29 June, 2016
Workshop participants (Thrissur) with the project staff on 30 June, 2016
Preparation of seasonal calendar of fishing activity
Identification of locally available fishes with their vernacular names
Participatory mapping of fishing grounds