Waves of happenings wafted with breeze

Alagaraja, K (2007) Waves of happenings wafted with breeze. In: Down Memory Lane. Mohan Joseph, M and Ramachandran, C and Letha Devi, N R,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 30-38.

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´╗┐surprise inspection and said it was nothing but policing them. Appreciating his sentiments I enumerated the four aspects to assuage his feelings. Thanks to Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, through ICAR system of assessment for promotion, all sincere FS were given promotions. Those meetings were very educative to me that I ever treasure. Two training programmes for research and technical staff of CMFRI and other organizations on fish stock assessment and sample surveys, remained as gateways for free exchange of information to improve the programmes. It is interesting to recall a question raised by a participant that when reports from western countries indicated on decline in their catches due to disappearance of heavily exploited stocks, such things are not heard in Indian fisheries in spite of intensive fishing here also. The less fluctuations in our waters, I replied, are due to the nature of major exploited fish stocks, namely their short life span, fast growth, high fecundity and multiple spawning. During a meeting held in Mumbai, CMFRI and Maharashtra State Fisheries Officials discussed State Fisheries problems. Dignitaries like late Dr. C.V. Kulkarni graced the occasion. Secretary, State Agriculture Department presided. The Secretary listened to the problems and solutions. To improve fish landings, reduction in the intensity of fishing, mesh regulation and controlling trawling were put forth. Appreciating those suggestions the Secretary posed that when fishers did not observe them 31

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