The original impetus came in 1983, when SIFFS took up the boat building programme.
Policy Research and Documentation forms a thrust area of SIFFS operations. Educating the policy makers, fisherfolk and other people by entering into dialogues with them is undertaken as part of policy research and documentation. To this end, SIFFS has undertaken many research projects, singly and jointly.
Promotion of socio-economic, environmental and technical investigation of issues pertinent to fisheries in response to fisheries development and management needs.
Enhance coordination and cooperation between relevant organisations working in fisheries' related activities
Enhance awareness and capacity of stakeholders to ensure sustainable fishery
Raise consensus among stakeholders on approaches to address the sustainable management resources.
Studies, Surveys and Research
Information Database System of Fishermen Members and Fish Prices
SIFFS is in the process of standardising its documentation system. The documentation centre at present has 1,265 books that include 824 fishery related books coming under seven main categories and 20 sub-categories and 441 non-fishery books falling under 11 categories.
Year-wise/issue number wise compilation of fishery and general/non-fishery journals has been undertaken and the documentation centre now boasts of 43 volumes consisting of 3,950 articles. Significantly, the compilation includes 3,531 articles extending to 36 volumes spanning across 335 issues pertaining to the fisheries sector. The Documentation Centre (DC) also has put together 7 volumes of general journals incorporating 43 issues and 419 articles.
The DC also maintains 17 files that contain articles, news, brochures and other miscellaneous information.