The main aim of PFZ Mission is to encourage to maximum use of PFZ advisory by the entire fishing community those are interested in receiving PFZ data under the PFZ services which is providing an authentic lowdown on fish abundance. The further intention is to meet the demands and needs of the fishermen population to their satisfaction level. This service has guaranteed to increase their income to subsist bread and butter and standard of living in a better way. In Ratnagiri district there are overall 2564 mechnized fishing vessels but out of 30-40 boats are gaining the benefit from PFZ advisory. However the PFZ advisories contain details such as the latitude and longitude of the areas of fish abundance and the distance and direction from different fishing harbours. The advisories based on satellite data are disseminated in their local languages thrice a week in collaboration with various modes like email, Electronic Display Board (EDB) plays an important role, Doordarshan, and in collaboration with fishery society & interested fisher community. A total number of fishing boats were from Harnai (78) Mirkarwada (184), and Sakhari-Natye (184) in Ratnagiri. But upon validation of PFZ advisory in both within and outside PFZ showed better fish catch in the present analysis.
Keywords : PFZ Advisory, Total fish catch, Major landing centers and Gears