The Union Government, as per the Union List, is responsible for ‘fishing and fisheries beyond the territorial waters”.
The State Coastal Area Development Corporation is implementing the project as part of its socio-economic initiative 'Parivarthanam.'
All the five species of sea turtles occurring in India, including the Olive Ridley turtles, are legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
Fisheries interaction and other human interventions have negative effects on the population of marine mammals.
Its ability to change its colour and blend with its surrounding environment to escape from predators and while hunting its prey attract the attention of marine enthusiasts.
The project aims to develop a fish market information system, fish price information and facilitate an e-auctioning system trade platform for commercially important fish species.
This was mainly due to reduced catch in West Bengal, Karnataka and Maharashtra with a drop of 2.01 lakh tonnes.
The institute has recently established a ‘Backyard Re-circulatory Aquaculture System' developed by Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Even though sardine production has fallen in Kerala, the fish is easily available in the state’s markets. The fish markets are in fact offering sardine brought from Tamil Nadu and Oman, that too at a record price of Rs 250-320 per kg.
Pozhikara and Thirumullavaram in Kollam district are on top of the list.