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Fisheries-TN 2021 Jobs Notification of Sagar Mitra - 608 Posts

Department of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. Department of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu inviting applications for the positions of Sagar Mitra. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on 19th February, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :- 

Sagar Mitra - 608 Posts

Job Location - Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Viluppuram, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur

Education Qualification - 

Application is invited from eligible candidates in the prescribed format to act as Sagar Mitra on contractual basis for one year in the coastal fishing villages of Tamil Nadu.

1. Position: Sagar Mitra

2. No of Positions: 608

3. Location of engagement: All Coastal fishing villages of Tamil Nadu

4. Essential Qualification:

i. Fisheries professional possessing a minimum Bachelor degree in Fisheries Science/Marine Biology/Zoology.

ii. Knowledge of Information Technolgy (IT) is essential.

5. Eligibility criteria: He/She will be preferably a local person a resident of respective coastal village/ near by village of age not more than 35 years, who has effective communication skills in Tamil.

6. The Sagar Mitra will be provided with a performance incentive of Rs.10,000/- per month against a set of predetermined tasks. Additional performance incentives up to Rs.5,000/- in a month will be given to Sagar Mitra against additional tasks entrusted from time-to-time.


He/She will be preferably a local person a resident of respective coastal village/ near by village of age not more than 35 years, who has effective communication skills in Tamil.

Role and Responsibilities

a) Sagar Mitras are interface between the Government and fishers and act as first person of contact for any marine fisheries related demands/services of fishers

b) To create awareness among the local fishers on various schemes and programmes

c) Promote participatory management of fisheries resources

d) Sensitize the local fishers about the Government policies, programmes and regulations

e) Dissemination of information on weather forecast, Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) and natural calamities

f) Create awareness about the hygienic handling of fish, personal hygiene, healthy living and working conditions

g) To create awareness on sustainable utilisation of fisheries resources and relevant regulation including Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF), importance of ocean and coastal ecosystem conservation, prevention of IUU fishing etc.,

h) To promote women empowerment through alternative livelihood, post harvest and marketing activities

i) To compile information/data on daily fish production, fishing vessels including their entry and exit, fish price and marketing information and provide such data to the Government

j) To mobilize fishers for training or impart training

k) Perform any other tasks as may be entrusted by the State Government.

l) Sagar Mitras should reside in the village of his/her engagement or in the vicinity of the fishing village of engagement.

Selection Procedure :

Selection Will be Based either Written Exam/Interview

How to Apply :

1. Last date for receipt of filled in application: 19.02.2021

2. Filled in application should reach the concerned Assistant Director of Fisheries of the respective coastal districts concerned.

Official Notification


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