22 November 2017
The winners of the three prizes for the M.C. Nandeesha Photo Competition were announced in Kochi during the GAF-India event at the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum. Judged by online voting and a panel of 4 members of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section, in addition to the prizes, 5 Highly Commended entries were named.
We thank all the entrants whose wonderful photos made the judges and voters jobs very difficult. Congratulations to the 3 winners and those whose photos were Highly Commended.
Here are all the results. Visit the competition page to see all the photos.
First Prize: Vikash Kumar, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CIFRI), Barrackpore, Kolkata, India.
002. Women participation in fish harvesting (From aquaculture pond Tripura, India)
Second Prize: Ranjan Manna, Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, India.
010. Equal contributor: Catching fish using gill net from a river in Indian Sundarban
Third Prize: Deepjyoti Baruah, Senior Scientist, ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
044. Women in Assam fishing for food security
Highly Commended: Pradip Kumar Mahato, Graphic artist, India.
058. Mending Lives Together. Description: The photo was taken at a fishing harbour in West Bengal, India, where men and women were found sharing responsibilities in mending fishing nets.
Highly Commended: Tabrez Nasar, Dean, Institute of Livelihood Research and Training, India.
004. Male entrepreneurs from Meghalaya learning from women entrepreneurs in Jharkhand, India.
Highly Commended: Renju Ravi, Marketing Assistant, National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training (NIFPHATT), Foreshore Road, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
025. More than equality, striving for a livelihood
Highly Commended: Suvra Roy, Scientist, ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, India.
003. Women participation in sorting and grading of fishes after catch (from coastal region of Sundarbans)
Highly Commended: Neelkanth Mishra, CEO, Centre for Aquatic Livelihood -Jaljeevika, Pune, India.
020. Netting Destiny: Hidden faces of women in fisheries