Mobile Application to save lives and livelihoods of small scale fishers

 

This is the flagship programme of the Fish for All Centre in capture fisheries and has reached over 50,000 fishers in 2019 across 66 districts in eight states. The Fisher Friend Mobile App (FFMA) is a decision support facility to fishers to receive relevant information in the vernacular language on wave height, wind speed and direction, sea current, sea surface temperature, potential fishing zone, GPS for safe navigation, marking risks zones, dragging fish net area, emergency contact, and government schemes. It addresses the shore-to-shore dynamic information and knowledge needs of small craft resource-poor fishers who live every day out in fear of failure, loss, and death. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) serves as knowledge partner and provides crucial scientific information to the fishers through this application.

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