M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and the Kerala State Fisheries Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 30th November, 2018 for the promotion of Fisher Friend Mobile Application (FFMA) among the northern coastal districts of Kerala.
The MoU was exchanged between Dr. Anil Kumar, Executive Director, MSSRF and Director of Fisheries, Kerala, Sri Venkatesapathy IAS, at the public relation media hall, South block, Secretariate.The FFMA is prevalent among the fisher folks of the districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. Kerala State Fisheries Minister Smt. Mercy Kutty Amma, Industries Minister Sri E. P. Jayarajan, Sri Duttan, Scientific Advisor, Government of Kerala, Principal Scientist Dr. S.Velvizhi, MSSRF, Additional Director of Fisheries, Kerala, Sri Sahadevan and Joint Director Fisheries (Project) Smitha Nair were present on the ocassion.
The event took place on the ocassion of the first-anniversary remembrance of Okhi cyclone. The MoU will help promote the FFMA across the five northern districts of Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasaragod.