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

Category-I

  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

    Category-II

  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

    Category-II

  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:

speakers

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

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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.

Fishing boats become part of race to cut carbon

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Graphic from The Hindu

The Hindu newspaper this week published a feature that relates to ADSGAF’s work to install solar panels on fishing boats:

Fishing boats to reduce carbon footprint

Hundreds of deep sea going fishing boats operating from Kerala and Tamil Nadu will soon be key players in a global bid to cut carbon emissions.

The Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen (ADSGAF) has taken up a pilot project to equip fishing vessels with solar panels so as to save fuel on long voyages and reduce the carbon footprint.

The second boat under the NABARD-funded project was put out to sea from the Muttom harbour in Kanyakumary district on Sunday. The first vessel fitted with solar panels had begun operations from the Thoppumpadi harbour, Ernakulam, in May this year.The solar panels are used to charge the battery which powers the GPS navigation equipment, fish finder and two VHF sets for communication, as well as signals and other lights on board.

Fishermen’s fears

“At sea, fishermen keep the boat’s engine running continuously, fearing they will be stranded if it refuses to restart,” says Vincent Jain, Chief Executive, ADSGAF. “By partly switching over to solar energy, they save fuel while cutting down on carbon emission”.

The boats usually remain at sea for about 15 days. Trials carried out by ADSGAF proved that switching off the inboard engine for three hours could save 30 litres of fuel a day, translating into an annual saving of at least Rs.4,65,000 for a boat.

For more of the story, click here.