A study on coastal livelihood Security among marine fishing communities in Ganjam district with the objective of analyzing the issues and opportunities of marine fishing communities was released on the occasion of the World Fisheries Day. A Study on value chain approach for marine fish products was also carried out.
A district level consultation on coastal livelihood security was organised. As many as 140 CBO leaders from 27 villages shared their issues and concerns before a team of experts constituting Dr Haribandhu Panda, Pro Vice chancellor of Centurion University, Dr Jacob Tundil, Director PREM, K A Allaya , general secretary of Odisha Traditional Fisherman Union. The consultation provided us a much-needed insight into the practical needs of the fishing community. Findings of the research studies on coastal livelihood security for marine-fishing communities were shared on the occasion and suggestions from the consultations were incorporated in the study report.