: The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute on Monday began the National Marine Fisheries Census 2016, which is a month-long survey to assess the livelihood and living conditions of fisherfolk.
While this is a national-level exercise to obtain baseline data for the Union government on the livelihood needs of fishermen, Principal Scientist P.K. Asokan said in a press release that at the regional level, the institute would coordinate the census in Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode and Malappuram.
The Fishery Survey of India would supervise the census on Andaman and Nicobar and the Lakshadweep islands.
Ealier, the survey was carried out once in 10 years. Now, it would be done every five years, with funding from the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries of the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, he said.
Information on the families of fishermen, the fishing craft and gear, social and educational profile and demographic features of fishing villages would be collected to provide the baseline data.
Survey will obtain baseline data for Union government
It will be carried out once in five years