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FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTION:

                        Consequent on the reorganization of Fisheries Department, the Government have sanctioned the following offices in  Thoothukudi district vide G.O.Ms.No.58, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Departmnets dt.27.04.2000

Sl No.

Head of the Office

Office Address

Contact No.

1

Joint Director of Fisheries

Regional, North Beach Road, Thoothukudi

0461 – 2320673

2

Assistant Director of Fisheries

Marine, South Beach Road, Thoothukudi.

0461 – 2320458

3

Assistant Director of Fisheries

Fishing Harbour Management Wing,
South Beach Road, Thoothukudi

0461 – 2329458

4

Assistant Director of Fisheries

Aquaculture, North Beach Road, Thoothukudi.

0461 – 2324288

5

Assistant Director of Fisheries

Research, North Beach Road, Thoothukudi.

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6

Assistant Director of Fisheries

Extension and Training, North Beach Road, Thoothukudi.

0461 – 2320673

 

DISTRICT PROFILE

Total Coastal Length

163.5 Kms.

Marine Fishing villages

23

Fishermen Cooperative Societies

Nos.

Members

25

30265

Fisherwomen Cooperative Societies

Nos.

Members

24

18335

 No.of marine fisherfolk enrolled in Fishermen Welfare Board

42086

 

Major Fishing Harbour

1

Reclaimed land area

21 ACRE.

Area of the berthing place for Mechanised boats

2.7 ACRE.

Depth of the berthing place

3m to 4.5m

Length of the jetty

800m

Length of the breakwater wall at seaward side

1200m

Berthing facility

400 boats and 50 nava

Fish Landing Centre

1 - Therespuram

Total Area

17 Acre.

Wharf length

320 meters

No. of finger jetty

1 (52m X 10m)

Shore facilities

Auction Hall – 1
Toilet Block – 2
High Mask Light - 1

Registered Fishing Crafts

5149

Mechanised Fishing Boats (TN12 MFB)

448

Wooden Vallams  (TN12 WV)

2073

FRP Vallams (TN12 FRP)

1606

FRP Catamarans 
(TN12 WC)

2

Wooden Catamarans  
(TN12 WC)

1020

INLAND WATER SOURCES

No. of Tanks

Area in Hectare

Major Irrigation Tanks

15

1746.75

Minor Irrigation Tanks

211

1019.59

Thamiraparani River Stretch in the Thoothukudi District

47 Kms.

Fisheries Department Control Tanks

No. of Tanks

1 (Kadamba Tank - Area 667.39 hectares)

Method of Fishing

Licence Fishing

 Inland Fishermen Cooperative Societies

No. of Societies

Members

 

3

1274

No. of Inland fisherfolk enrolled in Fishermen Welfare Board

1478

 

SCHEMES IMPLEMENTED IN THOOTHUKUDI DISTRICT

Assistant Director of Fisheries (Marine) :

  • National Savings- cum- Relief scheme for Marine Fishermen
  • Savings- cum- Relief scheme for Marine Fisherwomen
  • Enhanced Financial Assistance of Rs.2000/- to Marine Fishermen Families during Fishing Ban period.     
  • Special Allowance of Rs.4000/- for fishermen families during Non-fishing period.
  • Conversion / Upgradation of fishing crafts into Tuna liners @ 25% subsidy.
  • Group accident insurance scheme for fisher-folk.
  • . Fishermen personal accident insurance scheme.
  • Motorisation of Traditional Crafts.
  • Cash awards to 10th and +2 students belonging to fishermen community.
  • Payment of daily relief to the Missing fishermen family while conducting fishing into the sea.
  • Fishermen Welfare Board schemes.
  • Fishermen free housing scheme.
  • Scheme of creating employment opportunities to  educated fishermen youth through up gradation of skills in Maritime Education and Nautical Sciences.

 

Assistant Director of Fisheries (Fishing Harbour Management) :

  •   Coordinating with the Thoothukkudi port trust for Fishing Harbour maintenance
  • Registration of fishing vessels
  • Renewal of licence
  • Enforcement of marine fishing regulation act and rules
  • Liaise with marine fishermen groups to maintain harmony and peace in Fishing Harbour premises and fishing zones
  • Safety and rescue operations of marine fishermen.

Assistant Director of Fisheries (Aquaculture) :

    • Guiding and assisting the shrimp farmers to register their farms with coastal Aquaculture Authority.
    • Creating the resources to culture marine fish in Brackish water farms.
    • Carrying out extension activities such as Inland Fish culture activities at Thoothukudi District.
    • Carrying out research Project on fish shrimp disease and control.
    • Carrying out new project such as Fresh water / Brackish water fish culture technology to Self  Help Group (SHG) to generate self employment.
    • Stock enhancement of inshore Fishery resources by sea ranching programme Rearing of shrimp / Fish seeds at Punnakayal Model farms and stocking at Sea.
    • Carrying out the activities of BFDA at Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari District.
    • To uplift the socio-economic status of Tsunami affected fishermen/Fisherwomen by organizing training programmes under Swarna Jayanthi Gram Swarozgar Yojana.
    • IAMWARM project: Conducting training on fish culture at Korampallam sub-basin with the assistance of world Bank fund
    • Implementation of other line departments specialized Fisheries schemes.

Assistant Director of Fisheries (Extension and Training) :

  • Conducting training courses to fishermen in the following discipline.
          • Modern Fishing Course (Duration – 10 months)
          • Junior Mechanical Course (Duration – 10 months)
        • To uplift the socio-economic status of fisherfolk by organizing programmes under Swarna Jayanthi Gram Swarozgar Yojana.
          • Value Added Fish Product preparation.
          • Engine maintenance and Net Repair.
          • Solar drying.
        • Propaganda of Fisheries Schemes through extension activities.

Assistant Director of Fisheries (Research) :

  • Production of cost effective feed for Trout broodstock and selected ornamental fishes.
  • Environmental Impact Assesment of Shrimp farm discharges.
  • Study on the Lobster fishery resources.
  • Study on the prevailance of shrimp diseases.
  • To study on the aggregation of fish in the available artificial reef.

       

 

 

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