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SOUTH INDIAN FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN SOCIETIES

Regd. Date:    30-12-1980 vide Regd. No :    1199/1980

Chief Functionary : Ephrem

Located in City : Trivandrum of Kerala State, India.
Address NGO Address : SIFFS Karamana Post Trivandrum Kerala Pin 695002

Contact Details



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Phone Phone : 0471-2343711
Mobile Mobile : 09443143711
Email Email : admn@siffs.org
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Website Website :  http://www.siffs.org

ACTIVITIES

NGO Activities : South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies SIFFS is the apex body of a three tier organisation functioning along cooperative lines. At the lowest level are the village level societies, the middle level is composed of Federation and SIFFS occupies the highest rung. SIFFS originated through the intervention of NGOs in the artisanal fishing sector during 1970s and 1980s. SIFFS started to unite poor fishermen by forming cooperatives at the village level so that they can work together to find solutions to their problems. It offers an array of services and interventions in areas including technological, post harvesting and marketing, policy research, and credit financial, to name some. SIFFS works with the vision of providing a sustainable fishery and a developed fishing community, through the protection and enhancement of livelihoods in marine fishing. SIFFS vision is composed of some of the following components. 1.Economic improvement of the fishermen without adversely affecting the natural resource base. 2.Greater fishermen control over inputs and marketing. 3.Preservation of natural resources so that the fisheries sector can be protected for the future generations. 4.An orderly shift from fishing to other occupations by a section of the youth so that those who continue fishing can do so with dignity and good returns. The following are the activities carried out by SIFFS Technological Services. Production and Repairing of plywood and FRP Boats, Design of new models of boats and appropriate technologies and Sale of Outboard engines and maintenance services. Information Services. Advocacy for protecting interests of small scale fish workers and protection of coastal places, Knowledge development sectoral informations, village information centres, Studies, publications, meetings and policy level engagements Post Harvest and Marketing. Support to marketing programmes of federation both technical and financial, Training to fishermen and women groups in hygienic handling of fishes, Running of ice plants, and Setting up of infrastructure facilities for marketing Membership and Cooperative Services. Expansion of primary fishermen societies, mobilizing and organising communities in new areas, Deepening coverage in existing areas and Micro Finance Services to members, Other Services and Programmes. Vocational training and placement services to fisher youths. Facilitator role in providing critical inputs for target group. and Fisheries Resource Management Programmes.
NGO ID : 3100521051
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