STATE FISHERIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (FIRMA)

State Fisheries Resource Management Society (FIRMA) was established by  Government of Kerala in 1997 under the Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act ,1955.  The main objectives of  formation of the agency  was to undertake projects for the development of fisheries sector in Kerala with emphasis on management and conservation programmes under fisheries and build up appropriate contacts with other research and development agencies in the country and abroad so as to get  relevant information and data required for planning and evaluation.
    
The Control, administration and management of the affairs of the society is vested with the Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries .  There is  an Executive Committee with the Secretary to Government (Fisheries) as Chairman to take decision  related to the routine functioning of the society. The Chief Executive of the Society is Executive Director with head quarters at Thiruvananthapuram. A Regional centre is also functioning at Ernakulam under the control of a Project Co-ordinator. The existing Governing Body consists of  the following members.

Governing Body

1.The Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries Chairman
2.Secretary to Government, Fisheries Vice Chairman
3.Director of Fisheries Member
4.Managing Director,  Matsyafed
5.Commissioner, Matsyaboard    
6.Executive Director, ADAK
7.Director, MPEDA    
8.Dr.Madhusoodana Kurup, Vice Chanceller,KUFOS
9.Dr .K.K.Vijayan, Principal Scientist, Head Biotechnology  Division, CMFRI, Kochi
10. Dr.V.N.Sajeevan, Director, CMLRE, Kochi        
11. Dr .Basheer, Scientist, National Bureau of Fisheries Rresearch, Kochi
12. Dr.C.M. Aravindan, Professor, Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, Kerala University, Thiruvanathapuram        
13. Dr.K.V.Jayachandran, KUFOS, Panangad, Kochi
14. Dr. Boopendranath, Principal Scientist, CIFT, Kochi
15. Sri .P.Sahadevan, Executive Director,     Convenor FIRMA

Executive Committee

There is an Executive Committee consisting of the following seven members to take decision related to the routine functioning of the Society.

1.Secretary to Government (Fisheries) :  Chairman
2.Director of Fisheries : Member
3.Managing Director, Matsyafed    : Member
4.Executive Director, ADAK : Member    
5.Three Members from Governing Body appointed by the Government.
6.Executive Director , FIRMA  :   Convenor

Details of  Projects  being  implemented by FIRMA     
1. Fish Sanctuaries.
2.Removal and utilization of water hyacinth in Kuttanas area
3.Database on exploited fishery resources of marine and inland resources of Kerala
4.Exploited fisheries resources of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem with special reference  to developing a management plan for the improved sustainability of the resources
5.Assessment  status of  reverine fisheries and linking with water quality restoration programme 

Besides the above programmes  FIRMA acts as the nodal agency for the implementation of projects on setting up of Oceanarium and Aquatechnology park.

Contact Details

Sl. No. 

Name 

Designation 

Telephone No. 

Mobile 

1. 

Sri. S. Sahadevan 

Executive Director 

0471-2574667

9495900670

2. 

Sri. K.Padmanabhan 

Project Director, Ernakulam 

0484-2396118

 

 

Agencies

KSCADC | FIRMA | ADAK | KFWFB | Matsyafed | SAF | NIFAM | ME