Pandit Karuppan Chair
The various conventional and customary fish production practices using traditional knowledge and skills need to be recorded and documented for their conservation and potential future utilization. Collection, validation, documentation and appraisal of such practices will be of great use for planning the sustainable use of fisheries resources. Besides, a balance blending of the traditional skills and knowledge with modern science and technology along with professional management will help to address many of the issues prevailing in the fisheries sector
As part of the project information on indigenous technical knowledge and dying wisdom pertaining to various aspects having impact on fisheries were unearthed, conducted traditional fisherfolk meet, awareness campaign, exhibitions, indigenous technical knowledge on the medicinal properties of some aquatic organisms including fishes and their application to cure certain chronic diseases were retrieved. Scientific papers were presented in various seminars/conferences.