Training on fiberglass boat-making

South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS) is organizing 3 month training on Fiberglas Boat making from 1st September 2017 to 30th November 2017. The training will be held at SIFFS Boat yard Enayam, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu and Veli, Trivandrum district, Kerala. Candidates with minimum qualification of standard 8th and age between 18-35 are eligible to apply for this job oriented training programme.

Interested candidates are requested to apply with their resume to the below mentioned address before 25th of August 2017. An amount of Rs. 5000 will be collected as training fee from the selected candidates and they may also get free accommodation, certificates etc.

Candidates who may complete the training successfully, will be absorbed by SIFFS to their various boat building centres in South India for a consolidated monthly payment of Rs. 10,000. Based on the performance of nine months probationary period, the trainees will be regularised with PF, ESI, and other fringe benefits

The Chief Executive
South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS)
Karamana, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India
Phone: Off – 0471-2343178, 2345056 Res – 0474 – 2798442

Releasing the Proceedings and Recommendations of the Safe Boat Building Workshop

We are pleased to announce the Proceedings and Recommendations of the first consultation on Safe Boat Design and Boat Building to FAO Standards.

This consultation was organized on July 29 and 30 by IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT, Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen and South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies.

Different topics were discussed during seven sessions.

Click here to read the Safe Boat Building Consultation Proceedings and Recommendations.

More details for IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT Orientation Programme

This is a second announcement for our orientation programme for tomorrow. Kindly attend and encourage students and other interested people to attend the Project Orientation Programme on 19th Saturday September 2015 at Rotary Community Hall, Near Collector Office, Nagercoil. Time: 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM. A detailed list of Projects are given below and the attendees can select any of the projects from the list.

List of Projects


  1. Luminous Intensity study
  2. CC CAM monitoring system
  3. Magnified GPS Screen for Fishing Boat
  4. Design and cost estimation of Bio-toilet and Kitchen in fishing boat
  5. Designing of fuel tank and water tank for the boat
  6. Space Management of the boats
  7. System for creating and monitoring on-board Electronic logbook of Fishing crafts
  8. System for maintaining Electronic Register, Electronic Receipt and Payment
  9. Lighting System in the boat
  10. Man on-board Wearable Alert Mechanism


  11. Solar Powered Tricycle for fish vending women
  12. Solar Powered Reflectors
  13. Solar Powered Small Ice Making Unit
  14. Solar Powered Small Boat
  15. Solar Powered Mini Bus and Car
  16. Solar Powered Refrigeration for Fishing Boats
  17. Solar Power Charging Station/Solar Power Bank


  18. Image Processing and Identification of Banned Sharks and other Species
  19. Fish Marketing Intelligence System (F-MIS)
  20. System for maintenance of Field-based fishing Craft Registration system
  21. Fishery Information System (M-FIS)
  22. Making Value Added Products with Waste Materials

IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT Orientation planned

The IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT organizes a one day Orientation Programme, with the vision of encouraging Engineering Students and Faculties to involve with various small projects in Marine field.  It also aims to formulate small project teams by providing basic knowledge of the projects under the IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT. It will enable them to accomplish the expected outcome efficiently.

Students, faculties and other interested people are invited to attend the programme. Need based technical and other support will also be given to them, but preferences will be given to the IEEE Members.

Speakers will include:


Shri Satish Babu and Dr. Priestly SHan

Project Orientation to Engineering students and other interested people

Date / Time: 19th September 2015 at 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Venue: Rotary Community Hall, Near Collector Office, Nagercoil, Kanyakumary District

More program details will be released soon.

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

ADSGAF purchases solar-powered refrigeration truck under NFDB program


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.