Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 15:
In a bid to promote cooperation in the area of Ocean Information Services, Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Odisha and the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Government of India today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), informed a press release.
The Ocean Information Services include Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) and Tsunami Early Warning Services for the benefit of coastal community of state, especially the fishermen community.
As many as 30 Electronic Display Boards (EDBs) will be installed at 30 important fishing landing centres across the state which would provide information on potential fishing area in the sea, Ocean State Forecast and Tsunami early warning to fishers venturing into sea, the release added.
It would establish mobile-based ocean information dissemination services directly from INCOIS and effectively disseminate information with Odisha specific data in regional language among fishermen.
The fishermen would be able to know vital information on sea condition such as strong surges, high waves, wind speed, tide forecast etc. which would be helpful for them for their daily commercial as well as routine activities.
This will empower more than 5 lakh marine fishermen of our state at no additional cost to them, it concluded.