The sixth NMCSI meeting is planned for June 17 at Gujarat

The National Mission for Conservation of Sharks India has continued to host meetings with fishers, traders, scientists, civil society groups and other individuals around the country. So far meetings have been held in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

The sixth meeting is now tentatively scheduled for 17 June 2015 at Veralval. The venue and other details will be informed later.

To RSVP please use the contact information linked here.

Announcement and Invitation for the fourth National Mission Meeting on Conservation of sharks

The fourth National Mission Meeting on Conservation of Sharks-India (NMCSI-4) will be held at Central Institute for Fisheries Education (CIFE) Mumbai on 22nd January 2015. Time: (10.00 hrs to 15.30 hrs) The tentative agenda is attached herewith for your reference.

Click here for NMCSI-4 tentative agenda

We request you please contact the Co-ordinator (Dr. Ananthan P.S) Maharastra State Mission on Conservation of Sharks for further details if any.

Dr.Ananthan, P.S.
Senior Scientist
Fisheries Economics, Extension and Statistics Division
Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Fisheries University Road, Seven Bungalows,
Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400061
Mob: 09004305213

Fourth National Mission Meeting for Conservation of Sharks is announced

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New Year Greetings from the Organizers of NMCSI

It is our pleasure to extend our sincere thanks to all the participants, of the Third National Mission Meeting on Conservation of Sharks- India (NMCSI-3) in Mangalore for their active participation and involvement throughout the programme which enabled us to bring out a quality output.

We are happy to announce that the Fourth National Mission Meeting on Conservation of Sharks-India (NMCSI-4) will be held at the Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai on 22nd January 2015. The timing of the meeting will be 10.00 hrs to 15.30 hrs.

Your presence for the meeting is immensely solicited.

Santa Claus awareness rally


The Fishermen in Thoothoor area of Kanyakumari Distirct, Tamil Nadu, India are highly skilled in deep sea fishing. They are adventurous and hard working. They venture into the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of India and also beyond the EEZ. Their traditional knowledge is very supportive in Navigation. But they are not safe at sea because of rough climate, unfavourable water current, unpredicted collision with ships, cross boarder incidents etc. The death rate at sea is 24000 per year. According to ILO fishing is the second most dangerous occupation in the world. In this backdrop Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen (ADSGAF) looked for the support of IEEE to get feasible solution to the above said problems. A separate group is also formed which is called ‘Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers’ under the category of IEEE’s SIGHT. (Petition submitted and it is being under approval)

With the support of IEEE Young Professionals Program, Madras Section Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers IEEE –SIGHT, Madras Section organized a Santa Clause Rally on 23rd December 2014 at Thoothoor area with the following theme.

1. Save Energy
2. Minimize Carbon Emission
3. Save water
4. Protect Mother Sea
5. Protect and Conserve Marine Resources and Biodiversity
6. Avoid Fishing of Banned Sharks

Mr. Vincent Jain the Organizer/Interim Chair of the SIGHT (proposed) inaugurated the rally and he has also given the message. He also thanked Prof. A. Darwin Jose Raju, Treasurer, IEEE Madras Section and Prof. S. Elangovan, Chairman, IEEE Young Professionals, Madras Section for the support provided for organizing the programme.