A National Strategic Consultation on Green Technologies for Fisheries Sector (NSCGTF) was held at Nagercoil in Kanniyakumari district of Tamil Nadu from 12-13 July 2013. The objective of the NSCGTF was to share the findings of pilot-scale activities on the utilization of solar power in maintaining auxiliary activities on-board fishing vessels, understanding technical requirements and policy support in scaling up the use of solar power in fisheries sector and reducing fuel consumption to improve profitability and reducing carbon footprints of fishing operations. The NSCGTF was organized in the backdrop of escalating fuel costs, which are the largest contributing factors in the operational cost of powered fishing vessels.
You can read the report of the first consultation here:
See photos below from the first consultation. This remains an ongoing partnership.