ADSGAF and SIFFS to hold consultation on safe boat design and boat building standards.

IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers, Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen and South Indian Federation of Fishermen jointly organize a Two Day Consultation on Safe Boat Design and Boat Building on FAO Standards. The consultation will be held on 29-30 July 2015 at KOODAL, Anna University Chennai Campus Chennai -6000025.

The purpose of the consultation is to bring out perfect boat designs and boat models to match the demand of Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers of Thoothoor region of Kanyakumari District. There are more than 600 boats of various sizes operating in the entire coast of India and also operating beyond the Indian limit. Many times their boats are fallen in to accidents and one of the reasons for the accident is poor boat design, dubious quality materials used for building boats, poor facilities in boat etc. In this backdrop we have proposed to have a consultation with the leading Naval Architects and Boat Builders, Progressive Deep Sea Fishermen Representatives, Representatives from Fishermen Organizations, Fisheries Technocrats, Experts, Engineers, Representatives from State fisheries Department etc.

See the linked file for more information: First Consultation on Safe Boat Design and Boat Building on FAO Standard

For those interested in attending, please fill out and return this registration form: First Consultation on SBDBB Registration form

ADSGAF continues to demo solar-powered refrigeration truck

This is the third programme in the series of organizing Demonstration on Solar Powered Refrigerated
Truck for the Transportation of Fresh Fish. This one day demonstration was organized by the IEEE
Young Professional-Madras Section and Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers IEEE SIGHT, Madras Section
(Approval Pending) at St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering at Chunkankadai, Nagercoil,
Kanyakumari District on 27th January 2015.

Click the link below to read more.

Solar vehicle demo report

Launching of Solar powered refrigerated truck for fresh-funded by NFDB

The solar powered refrigerated truck is ready for the launching. We are organizing a small function to introduce the vehicle on 7th January 2015 at Nagercoil preferably at Collector office. We are inviting you for joining us with the small function.

You can also read more about the NFDB project here.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Vincent Jain at jain1.siffs @ gmail.com.

Thanks so much.

ADSGAF purchases solar-powered refrigeration truck under NFDB program

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Above: Mr. S. Mohan, Deputy Director is handing over the key of new vehicle on 5th November 2014 in the presence of Mr. Rubert Jothi, Assistant Director, Department of Fisheries, Nagercoil Region to Mr. Romanse, the secretary, ADSGAF. Mr. Sam Micheal, Executive Member, Mr. Muthayyan, Treasurer, Mr. Shabu Arul, Admin and Accounts, ADSGAF, Mr. Thanu Moorthy, Kodai Automobiles and others are seen in the picture above.

The Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen (ADSGAF), purchased a new vehicle on 5th November 2014 under the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Funded Project “Solar Powered Truck for the Transportation of Fresh Fish” through the Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu. The objective of the Project is to undertake pilot-scale trials on the use of solar powered refrigerated system on a small commercial vehicle for transporting fresh fish.

Through this Project, the ADSGAF will try to demonstrate how the cost of transportation could be minimized and in the process also contribute to the reduction of carbon emission to the ambient environment. Large quantities of fresh fish were transported every day in the country and the demand has been increasing over the period, including the demand for refrigerated vehicles to transport fish in the best possible condition. Increasing cost of fuel and often restricted availability of quality ice is becoming a major problem, faced by both the fishermen and also the people who are engaged in the transportation business. If this Project is implemented successfully, the operational expenses of refrigerated transportation of fish will be reduced considerably and it will be a milestone in the utilization of solar energy in fisheries sector. Later the technology could also be replicated to other areas. The Project has been approved by the NFDB, based on a request sent to the Board by ADSGAF through the Department of Fisheries of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The BOBP-IGO is providing the advisory support to the Project.

Another solar boat goes for fishing

Panel on top of wheel house

The second boat under the NABARD funded project is ready to go for fishing with solar equipments. The engineering team headed by Mr. Sadhishkumar of Jagath Jothi Solar Energy Pvt Ltd, Chennai spent 2 days for the installation work.

The boat was to go fishing for fishing from Sept 14 MOCHANAM owned by Lourdayyan will go for fishing from Muttom Harbour. We will send you more information of the fishing voyage of the boat later.

Please see below for more photos.

Taking the battery to the boat

Taking the battery to the boat

Separate switch box for solar

Separate switch box for solar