Indian Coast Guard Station, Karwar, organised a community interaction programme at Devbagh Fishing Harbour in Karwar taluk on Thursday.
The programme will end on January 13.
Fishermen were taught safety aspects to be adopted while fishing in high seas. Coast Guard representatives said fishermen could play a vital role in strengthening coastal security.
Officials from the Indian Navy, Fisheries Department and Coastal Security Police are participating in the programme.
Coast Guard personnel interacted with fishermen. They were asked to carry some authentic identity proof, including smartcards issued by the Fisheries Department.
Fishermen were asked not to venture into the sea alone and operate in groups so that information of a stranded, sick person or craft could be sent on time.
Pamphlets containing safety guidelines and important phone numbers to be contacted during an emergency were distributed among fishermen.
Fishermen were advised to carry medical kit and communication sets, including cellphones, to inform the Coast Guard, Navy and the Coastal Security Police in case of any emergency.