NMCSI-8 planned for West Bengal in October

It is for your kind information that NMCSI-8 will be held at West Bengal during the first week of October 2015. The programme details and other information will be notified soon.

Also, we are planning for the final two-day meeting for the last days of November.

We will post all schedule updates here.

NMCSI-7 was a success!

The NMCSI-7 was held at the Conference Hall of the Fishing Harbour Management Society, Paradip on 13 August 2015. Dr. Rita Jayasankar-CMFRI and Mr. Jneranjan, District Fisheries Officer-Department of Fisheries, Odisha were the main speakers of the day. More than 30 fishermen representatives from four unions also attended.


It was put on well. We would like to organize the two more meetings in West Bengal and Goa. Please stay alert for more planning for our next meetings.


New date: Invitation to NMCSI-7 at Paradip, Odisha on 13th August

Apologies for the delay in the date of the 7th National Mission Meeting on Conservation of Sharks-India (NMCSI-7); the new date has been fixed for 13th August 2015 at the Training Hall, Department of Fisheries, Paradip, Odisha.

We heartily request you to be with us for the programme from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this important event. We are sure that your participation and involvement in the programme will create value to the final output.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating or for more information about the NMCSI.

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

National Mission Meeting in Gujarat a big success!


The Sixth National Mission Meeting on Conservation of Sharks went on well and we the participants were more than what we have expected. All of them were actively involved in each and every events in the agenda. We will prepared the detailed report soon. In the meantime, here are some of the photographs from the meeting.

We are now preparing for the NMCSI-7.




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.