State-Level Capacity Development Training Workshop on the SSF Guidelines, Tamil Nadu (Chennai), 06 March 2023
The state-level training workshop of Tamil Nadu focusing on mapping and GIS was co-organized by FishMarc, Chennai, a local NGO, on 06 March 2023. Representatives of FWOs and CSOs were trained to use the GPS and practical field work was conducted by mapping a local fishing hamlet, south of Marina beach, Chennai, using handheld GPS. After completing the field visit, the participants learnt to transfer the GPS coordinates to their personal computers and work on Google Earth to produce desired maps. The training programme, with a couple of more dedicated sessions in learning the software would facilitate the FWOs and CSOs in understanding markets, landing centres, including beaches, settlement areas and the movement of fish landings to retail markets. GPS can also be an effective tool in mapping tenure rights.
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