Network for Fish Quality Management & Sustainable Fishing
(A society under MPEDA, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)


Awareness Training on Safety at Sea for Fishermen

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To ensure the safety of fishermen at sea and make coastal communities more resilient to disasters at sea, NETFISH has initiated giving awareness training programmes for fishers on Sea Safety. In the awareness programmes, it was described on safety and security at sea, importance of registration & licensing of fishing vessels, use of different life saving equipment such as life jacket, life buoy, life raft, Distress Alert Transmitter (DAT) machine etc., VHF, HF & MF transmission system, different communication measures during distress etc. He also enlightened the participants by delivering a PowerPoint presentation on ‘Rules of the Road’ and various day time signals and night signals for safe navigation at sea. Essential training materials were also provided to the participants. The programme proved fruitful for the trainees, as these awareness is not only very essential for safe fishing but also for safe navigation of boats and therefore the skippers who attended the training appreciated NETFISH for conducting such a programme.