National Marine Fisheries Census 2016 from Feb 1

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, a research body under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR-CMFRI), will begin the month-long National Marine Fisheries Census 2016 from February 1 in all maritime states and two Union Territories of the country.

The census will be taken up at a cost of  Rs 3.8 crore.  CMFRI, Mangaluru, said the census includes collecting information about marine fishermen families, fishing crafts and gears, social and educational profile and demographic features of marine fishing villages. 

This exercise is funded by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India and  is being coordinated by the regional, research, field centres and the headquarters of ICAR-CMFRI. 

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