GAF-India Prize Winners at 11IFAF

The 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11IFAF), held from 21-24 November in Kochi, Kerala, India, was host also to GAF-India, a 3 day event highlighting gender in aquaculture and fisheries in India, South Asia and internationally.

We are very pleased to announce the GAF-India prize winners.

BEST STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

1st Prize: B.M.R.L. Basnayake and D.M. De Silva – “Gendered Timeline of the Market Landscape of the Fisheries Industry in Sri Lanka.”

Winner of First Prize, Best Student Presentation at GAF-India, B.M.R.L. Basnayake, receiving her prize from Dr J.K. Jena, President of Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch and Asian Fisheries Society, at the closing ceremony 11IFAF, 24 November 2017, Kochi, India. Also in the photo are (L) Dr K. Gopakumar, former Director CIFT, Prof K.V.Devaraj, Former VC, Univ. Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore., and (R). Dr Mohan Joseph Modayil, former Director CMFRI.

2nd Prize: Asha S. Karunaratne, I.C. Hettiarachchi and D.A.M. De Silva – “Gender Sensitive Value Chain Selection: Fish, Banana and Cinnamon, Which Provide Best Opportunities for Women?”

I.C. Hettiarachchi receiving the 2nd Prize award for Best Student Paper GAF-India from Dr J.K. Jena, President Asian Fisheries Society – Indian Branch and Asian Fisheries Society, at the Closing Ceremony, 11IFAF, 24 November 2017, Kochi, Kerala, India. Also in the photo are (L) Dr K. Gopakumar, former Director CIFT, Prof K.V.Devaraj, Former VC, Univ. Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore., and (R). Dr Mohan Joseph Modayil, former Director CMFRI.

BEST STUDENT POSTERS

1st Prize: Mrudula, K.M., P.K. Sajeenamol, Jiswin Joseph, M.V. Neelima, Bindu J., S Sreejith, Sajesh, V.K., and Nikita Gopal. – “Traditional Fish Recipes of Fisher Households and Their Significance.”

M.V. Neelima accepts the First Prize, Best Poster for GAF-India on behalf of the authors from Dr J.K. Jena, President Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch and Asian Fisheries Society at the 11IFAF Closing Ceremony, 24 November , Kochi, Kerala, India. Also in the photo are (L) Dr K. Gopakumar, former Director CIFT, Prof K.V.Devaraj, Former VC, Univ. Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore., and (R). Dr Mohan Joseph Modayil, former Director CMFRI.

2nd Prize: Manju Lekshmi N., Archana G., Saly N. Thomas and Leela Edwin – “Rural Women Participation in Pre and Post-Harvest Operations of Stakenet (Estuarine Set Bag) along Aroor Fishing Village, Alappuzha, Kerala.”

Manju Lekshmi N. accepts the 2nd Prize, Best Poster at GAF-India from Dr J.K. Jena, President, Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch and Asian Fisheries Society, at the 11IFAF Closing Ceremony, 24 November 2017, Kochi, Kerala, India. Also in the photo are (L) Dr K. Gopakumar, former Director CIFT, Prof K.V.Devaraj, Former VC, Univ. Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore., and (R). Dr Mohan Joseph Modayil, former Director CMFRI.

ASIAN FISHERIES SOCIETY INDIAN BRANCH: PROF. M.C. NANDEESHA GENDER JUSTICE & EQUALITY AWARD 2017

Dr Meryl J Williams, Honorary Life Member, Asian Fisheries Society, “In recognition of her pioneering and sustaining efforts towards drawing international attention and developing impacting interventions in  gender justice and equality in the Asian Aquaculture and Fisheries sector.”

Dr Meryl Williams receiving the Prof. M.C. Nandeesha Gender Justice & Equality Award 2017 from Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, Kerala Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry, at the 11IFAF, 21 November 2017, Kochi, Kerala, India. In the photo from L to R: Dr. J.K.Jena, DDG (Fisheries), ICAR and President, AFS; Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General, ICAR; Prof. K.V.Thomas, Member of Parliament; Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI; and Dr. C. N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT and Covener, 11IFAF