Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri

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Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering

Introduction:

The Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering was started on 14.11.2014. Our objective is to undertake teaching, research and extension in the field of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering. We offer courses for undergraduates on fishing gear materials and designing, fabrication of fishing gears, fishing technique, fishing methods, fishing crafts, marine engines, navigation equipments, sea safety appliances, deck fittings and machineries, refrigeration engineering, fish processing machineries and aquaculture engineering, etc. This department shall provide efficient technical and professional man power for the field of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering.

Objectives:

  • To offer UG courses in Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering
  • To conduct studies on fishing gears, fishing crafts and equipments in Fishing Technology
  • To develop and popularise appropriate sustainable technologies for the growth of marine and inland fisheries sector
  • Assessment of suitability of deep-sea fishing gear with special reference to the concepts of maximum sustainable yield, preservation of environment and ecology of marine ecosystem
  • To introduce Eco friendly and low energy fishing gears to reduce cost of fishing besides minimizing the use of petroleum and also emission of CO2 based natural fuels for fishing

Teaching


UG Courses

S.NO Course No. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 FS 205 Refrigeration and Equipment Engineering 3(2+1)
2 FS 214 Fishing Gear Technology 2(1+1)
3 FS 306 Fishing Craft Technology 2(1+1)
4 FS 307 Fishing Technology 2(1+1)
5 FS 309 Aquaculture Engineering 3(2+1)
6 FS 313 Navigation And Seamanship 2(1+1)

Research Projects:


Ongoing Research Projects

S.NO Title of the Project Year PI & Co- PI of the Project Funds(in Rs) Funding Agency
1 Design and fabrication of suitable floating cages for Pearl Spot culture in Pulicat lake 2017-18 Mr.M.Kalaiarasan Assistant Professor 10,000 Recurring Budget of FCRI, Ponneri URP- TNFU

Completed Research Projects

S.NO Title of the Project Year PI & Co- PI of the Project Funds(in Rs) Funding Agency
1 QDesign and fabrication of different types of FRP floating cages for Mud crab fattening in Pulicat Lake 2015-16 Mr.M.Kalaiarasan Assistant Professor Recurring Budget ofFCRI, Ponneri UURP- TNFU

Research/Institutional Projects Proposed:

S.NO Title Budget/Year Faculty
TANII
1 Artificial Coral Reef (ACR) and Fish Aggregating Artificial Reef (FAAR) to Enhance Biodiversity near Pulicat Lake and to Develop Entrepreneurship through Cage Farming Rs. 830.25 lakh 2017-18 Dr.N.Jeyakumar
Dr.Cheryl Antony
Mr.M.Kalaiarasan
Mr.P.Velmurugan
NABARD
2 Semi-automic Modernised (SAML) to improve the livelihood of fisherment in Pulicat coastal region, Tamil Nadu Rs.5.5 lakh 2017 -18 Mr.M.Kalaiarasan
ICAR - NASS
3 Development of Advanced Eco-friendly Trap Fishing Techniques Rs.265 lakhs 2017-18 Dr.N.Neethiselvan
Mr.M.Kalaiarasan
Mr.Ravikumar
ICAR - ERP
4 Development and evaluation of modernised longline for reef fishery of the North-east coastal region of Tamil Nadu Rs.25 lakhs 2017-18 Mr.M.Kalaiarasan
Mr.R.Durairaja
Dr.C.Lloyd Chrispin
NFDB
5 Mud crab fattening in Floating cages at Pulicat Lake Rs.2.0 lakh 2016-17 Mr.M.Kalaiarasan
6 Pearl Spot culture in suitable floating cages at Pulicat Lake Rs.5.5 lakh 2017 -18 Mr.M.Kalaiarasan

Outreach/Extension activities:

S.NO Name of the Extension activities/Program Year Beneficiary
1 Life-Saving appliances (Department of Fisheries, Chennai) 11-12th June 2016 50
2 Life-Saving appliances (Department of Fisheries, Chennai) 17th, 21, 28th June 2016 45
3 Fabrication of floating cages for Pearl spot culture in Pulicat lake (FC&RI, Ponneri – NADP Scheme) 12.09.2017 40
4 Gears and crafts used in Reservoir
Types of exploitation
Design and fabrication of floating cages
Modernised fishing technologies - ‘’Reservoir Fisheries Development” held at Athur Government fish farm, Chengalpet
09.10.2017 50
5 Design and fabrication of FRP cages for Mud crab fattening in Pulicat Lake (FC&RI, Ponneri – NFDB Scheme) 15.03.2018 50
6 Design and fabrication of floating cages for Pearl spot culture in Pulicat Lake (FC&RI, Ponneri – NFDB Scheme) 19.04.2018 45

Achievements : (including patents)


Technologies Developed

  • Improved vertically collapsible trap

Infrastructure:


On campus facilities (FC&RI, Ponneri):


UG lab for Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering

    Navigation and Seamanship Lab. (Established June 2015):


  • Navigation and Seamanship Lab. (Established June 2015): The equipments are available in the laboratory, Life jacket, Life buoy, Globe, Navigational flags, Navigational lights, Navigational Chart, Navigational day shapes, Chart reading tools, Magnetic compass, Marine Sextant, Azimuth mirror, GPS and Echo sounder.

Navigational Equipment’s

Navigational lights

Chart reading tools

Navigational flags

Life saving appliances – Life jacket and Life buoy

Navigational equipment’s and Lifesaving appliances

Navigational day shapes – Steel material

Navigational day shapes – Net material

    Fishing Craft section (Established February 2016)


  • The models are available in the section, Trawler, Purse seiner, Long liner Out rigger trawler, Squid jigger, Gill netter, Bambay machwa, Tuticorin boat, Vallam, Masula boat, Dugout canoe, Flat bottom boat, Rampani boat, Coracle, Bar boat, Gujarat Vahan, Plank built canoe, Boat catamaram, Chinnamaram, Periyamaram and Irukkumaram

    Off campus facilities:


  • Fishing gear section (Net mending hall – Established March 2016): Fishing Gears are available in the section, Traps/Pots, Gill net, Trammel net, Drag net, Cast net, long line.

Fishing gear unit

Modified vertically collapsible pot

Modified horizontally collapsible pot

Cast net

Traditional gear models used in Pulicat Lake

Currrent focus

  • Upgrading efficient fishing methods for Coromandel coast
  • Analysing the impact of fishing gears presently being operated on the fishery of Pazhaverkadu coast
  • Semi-automatic Modernised Longlines (SAML) to improve the livelihood of fishermen in Pulicat coastal region, Tamil Nadu.
  • Development and evaluation of modernised longline for reef fishery to the North-east coastal region of Tamil Nadu.
  • To design and development of Artificial Coral Reef (ACR) and Fish Aggregating Artificial Reef (FAAR) to Enhance Fish Diversity and Biomass in the Sea Near Pulicat Lake towards Fishing Pressure Reduction and Livelihood Improvement of Fisherfolk in the Lake Region.

Faculty/Scientists:

S.NO Name Designation E-mail Phone No
1 M.Kalaiarasan Assistant Professor and Head kalaiarasan@tnfu.ac.in 96775 38211

Publications


Research articles (English)

(Peer reviewed journals)

  • Kalaiarasan, M., Neethiselvan, N., Sundaramoorthy, B., Shanmugam, S.A., Xavier. P. Rayan and R. Velmurugan (2015). Studies on the Traditional Trap fishery of Keelakarai coast. J. Exp. Zool. India. Pp. 265 -271.
  • Kalaiarasan, M., Neethiselvan, N., Sundaramoorthy, B., Shanmugam, S.A., Xavier. P. Rayan (2015). Modified Norwegian trap for marine ornamental and food fishes off South-east coast of India. Fish. Tech. p 1-9.
  • R. Velmurugan, N.Neethiselvan, B.Sundaramoorthy, P. Jawahar, Xavier P. Rayan and M. Kalaiarasan, (2016). Gill net Selectivity and Fishing Pressure on Indian Major Carp in Thirumoorthy Reservoir, Tamil Nadu. Current World Environment, Vol. 11(2): 554-559.
  • Kalidoss Radhakrishnan, Muthupandi Kalaiarasan, M.S. Madan, P.N. Ananth T. Umamaheswari and R. Velmurugan (2016). Economic Analysis of the Hook and Line Fishery in Kombuthurai Coast, Tamil Nadu. Current world Envt. Vol. 11(3), 926-933.
  • Nimish Mol Stephan, Kalaiarasan Muthupandi, Mariappan and Sugatham Felix (November 2016). In: Abstracts of Society of Biological Chemist 85th Annual meet, held at CFTRI, Mysore. 86.
  • S. Mariappan, S.Felix and 8. Kalaiarasan M., S. Mariappan, S.Felix and S.Balasundari. Study of fattening of Scylla Serrata (Forsskal, 1775) in floating FRP cages in Pulicat Lake (130 43’ N& 800 31’ E). Indian Journal of Ecology (accepted).(2017). A present scenario of seine nets fishing gears of pulicat coast, Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2017; 5(3): 208-212.
  • Kalaiarasan, M., S. Marriappan, V. Lakshme Gayathre, S. Balasundari and S. Felix (2017). Performance of traditional mud crab fishing gears used in Pulicat Lake. Ind. J. Vet and Anim. Sci. Res., 46(1): 900-907.
  • Kalaiarasan M., S. Mariappan, S.Felix and S.Balasundari. Study of fattening of Scylla Serrata (Forsskal, 1775) in floating FRP cages in Pulicat Lake (130 43’ N& 800 31’ E). Indian Journal of Ecology (accepted).

Research articles (Tamil)

  • Kalaiarasan, M., Neethiselvan, N., Sundaramoorthy, B., Shanmugam, S.A., Xavier. P. Rayan and M. Vasantharajan (2013). Designing of Collapsible fishing trap. In: Proceedings of National conference on Tamilal Iyalum Meenvalayiyal (ISBN No. 978-93-81102- 95-4), 56-60 held on 23.8.2014 at Coimbatore, Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society, New Delhi.
  • Kalaiarsan, M., Neethiselvan, N., Sundaramoorthy and B., Shangumam, S.A. (2016). Studies on the Traditional Trap fishery of Keelakarai coast. Tamil Agricultural Society, New Delhi, India. Vol. 2 209-214.
  • S. Mariappan, S. Felix, M. Kalaiarasan and S. Balasundari. Study on destructive fishing gears used in Pazhaverkadu coast. Tamil Agricultural Society, New Delhi, India.Vol.2 265- 270.

Technical article

  • S.Mariappan, M.Kalaiarasan and S.Felix (2017). Artificial Reef: A sustainable way of management ecosystem. Aquaculture times. Vol.3 (3), 20-21.

Training manuals

S.NO Author(s) Title Year Publisher
1 M.Kalaiarasan,
S.Mariappan and
S. Felix
Course manual on “Fishing Gear Technology” 2016 TNJFU
2 M.Kalaiarasan,
R.Velmurugan,
B.Ahilan and
S. Felix
Course manual on “Fishing Craft Technology” 2017 TNJFU
3 M.Kalaiarasan,
C. Umashankar
R.Velmurugan,
B.Ahilan and
S. Felix
Course manual on “Fishing Gear Technology” 2017 TNJFU
4 N.Neethiselvan,
Ravikumar,
M.Kalaiarasan
and B.Sundaramoorthy
Course manual on “Fishing Craft Technology” 2017 TNJFU
5 M.Kalaiarasan,
R.Velmurugan,
B.Ahilan and
S. Felix
Course manual on “Refrigeration and Equipment Engineering” 2018 TNJFU

Others:


Technical terms in Tamil terminology with description

Prepared 100 technical terms in Fishing Gear Technology and Fishing Craft Technology and submitted to 3-Day e-Content (Tamil) Development Workshop at Fisheries College, Thoothukudi held during 16-18th March 2016, jointly organized by Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Tamil Virtual Academy (University) and Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society, New Delhi.

Contact info

The Dean
Dr. M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute
Ponneri - 601 204 Thiruvallur District,
Tamil Nadu, India.

044 - 2797 1556  |  044 - 2797 1557

deanfcriponneri@tnfu.ac.in