New Techniques to Fishermen: INCOIS

INCOISINCOIS(Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services) will help them in finding the catch with least human efforts and get maximum net profits advised by The Potential Fishing Zones (PFZ). The INCOIS developed unique and reliable for this purpose utilises the satellite data on sea surface temperatures and chlorophyll (food eaten by fish). RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags are attached to live fish and monitor every agitation said by scientists. To find Tuna fish this technique will be useful.

Free information from INCOIS to fishermen’s, It uses traditional and modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to annunciate the info to fishing hamlets and fishing harbours. Apart from telephone and e-mail, its uses SMS, voice messages, newspapers and Electronic Display Boards (EDBs). INCOIS are keeping on using social apps but it is not sure that fishermen are implementing or not but best feedback on the PFZ advisories. Other parallel technology applications developed including a high-wave alert for fishermen.

The Centre provides forecast services to shipping vessels for easy journey from the starting point till their destination and on-line location of oil –spill technology was developed.

Weather forecasters to get the temperature, salt content, chlorophyll and oxygen levels at a given location in the sea can be find out using a 1.5 metre-long ‘Argo-Floats’ left into the sea help IMD (India Meteorology Dept. In the Indian Ocean INCOIS has left 117 such argo-floats.

Medaram Jathara

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