It's essential for India to promote satellite technology in marine ecology: Experts

According to a British marine scientist, India has not really utilised the benefits of space applications for conservation of marine ecology of the nation.

Updated: Nov 16, 2016, 20:56 PM IST
It's essential for India to promote satellite technology in marine ecology: Experts
It's essential for India to promote satellite technology in marine ecology (Representational image)

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: According to a British marine scientist, India has not really utilised the benefits of space applications for conservation of marine ecology of the nation.

"India should use remote sensing data to assess the potential of fisheries and to implement a sustainable fisheries management suitable to the country," Trevor Platt said on Wednesday after inaugurating a training programme at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here.

He further said that the marine scientists should think from the point of view of an ecologist to formulate effective management strategies for the fisheries sector in the nation.

"Indian fisheries sector is facing a number of challenges including the depletion of commercially important fish species," he said, adding that the ecosystem based approach was essential for maintaining the sustainability of the fishery.

The training programme is aimed at boosting the research base towards the development of an eco-friendly fishery management practices in the country.

The programme, sponsored by National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), will provide the oceanographic and biogeochemical background required for the ecosystem based approach for fisheries management.

(With IANS inputs)