Fishery Resources Survey, Assessment and Research Programme for the
year 2009-10 to be undertaken by the Fishery Survey of India (FSI)
has been formulated primarily at the Base level considering the
requirements of the end-users of the FSI data products viz.,
traditional fishermen, mechanized fishing boat operators, deep sea
fishing industry, especially the upcoming tuna long-line fishing
The Consultative Groups of the respective Bases and
the Consultative Committee of the FSI Headquarters have approved the
programme after evaluating the implementation of the Annual
Programme of the previous year and considering the current and
future data requirements
of the marine fishery sector. Adequate emphasis has
been given to the programme on various issues relating to the Code
of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries such as eco-friendly,
resource-specific fishing gears, mesh selectivity studies etc.
Monitoring of the exploited fish stocks of the coastal waters with a
view to suggest ways and means to conserve the resources of the
inshore areas has also been given due importance in the programme.
inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary research projects to be
implemented during the year are also presented in the programme.
The programme also has provision for imparting training and
demonstration of modern fishing equipment and fishing techniques for
the benefit of fishermen.