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Hologram Registration Boards to ensure safety of fishermen in Kerala, India January 18,2021   |  Source: ENS

In an effort to ensure the safety of seafaring fishermen, Kerala is installing high-security registration boards on fishing boats, for the first time in the world. The project is being implemented by the State Fisheries Department for the complete protection and remote monitoring of boats. In the first phase, hologram registration boards will be installed on 300 boats, said fisheries department in a release.

Such boards have already been installed to about 100 boats in Neendakara, Munambam and Kochi fishing harbours. 1,500 boats will be covered in the second phase, and in the third phase, about 4,000 fishing boats across the State will be installed with the hologram registration boards. These boards are installed at a subsidised rate, with the technical assistance from CDiT.

The high-security registration board with GPS / GPRS networking is a system that helps in locating and identifying deep-sea fishing boats. It is made of materials that are not damaged by saltwater in the sea. It has holographic and laser systems to detect fake registrations. A hologram board is attached on the top of the boat's wheelhouse for better identification and communication. This ensures a clear view of 360 degrees. This also avoids damage to the registration board due to direct contact with


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