CIARI distributes OBMs to fishers at Harminder Bay

Port Blair
28 Aug 2017

Schedule Tribe Component is one among important aspect where ICAR-CIARI is doing an excellent work for welfare of tribal community of Andaman & Nicobar group of Island. As part of it,  Nicobari fishermen who own hodi (traditional boat) requested CIARI for OBM (Out Board Motor) as an input. The former Director of CIARI, Dr. Sibnarayan Dam Roy had sanctioned five 4Hp (Horse power) OBMs  for the tribal community of Harminder Bay, Little Andaman.
The distribution of the OBMs to the beneficiaries was held earlier this month headed by programme co-ordinator Dr. Sukham Monalisha Devi, Scientist, ICAR-CIARI, supported by Skilled Supporting Staff of Fisheries Science Division, CIARI, Mr. K. Ali and Mr. Mohamad Jawed in co-ordination with Department of Fisheries, I/C Hut Bay Mr. Sajith Thomas. Five beneficiaries, chosen for the input were, Mr Nicodimus, Mr Fred Levy, Mr Toranyu, Mr Gabriel and Mr Jacob. The input provided to the tribal community is for the benefits of the tribal community therefore it was made clear that any fishermen of their community who has fishing license can use the input provided with permission of 1st Headman. All thefive hodis chosen for fitting OBM is equiped with GPS and Life jackets as safety for the fishermen which have been provided earlier to the community by CIARI. A sea  trial also conducted fitting OBM at Hodi of Fred Levy and it turned out to be  successful. During the programme proper registration of the hodi, fishing licence for all the fishermen has been made clear in co-ordination with Department of Fisheries, Andaman Administration.