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ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 11/22/2017 4:05:30 PM
ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones

Kochi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now help Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ) in the seas surrounding the subcontinent.The project named 'Samudra' is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate shoals of fish without wasting time and fuel.

The satellite based numerical ocean model analyses various physical changes occurring in ocean owing to seasonal and climatic variations, high winds, rain and cyclonic conditions. In the first phase, the CMFRI and the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of the ISRO will locate these areas in the offshore waters of Tamil Nadu.

A. Gopalakrishnan, director of CMFRI called the collaborative research project a "milestone". "The seas surrounding the Indian subcontinent contribute to an average around 2.5 million tonne of seafood. The potential yield of seafood is estimated to be around 3.9 million tonne from Indian exclusive economic zone. 

"In this scenario, identification, mapping and forecasting of PFZ is very essential," said Gopalakrishnan.Shoba J. Kizhakudan, principal investigator of this project said it is essential to understand the relation among various ocean parameters in order to spot the fishing locations accurately.




भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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