Fisheries Extension Education


Mr. Chandan Haldar


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Course Name : Fisheries Extension Education

Code(Credit) : FSEE 2207 (1-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • 1. The basic objectives of the extension education are the overall development of the rural people.

    2. To bring about desirable changes in the human behavior, which includes change in knowledge, skill and attitude?

    3. The dissemination of useful and practical information relating to agriculture, including improved seeds, fertilizers, implements, pesticides, improved cultural practices, dairying, poultry nutrition etc.

    4. To make the people aware that agriculture is a profit table profession.

    5. To create an environment for rural people so that they can show their talent, leadership and efficiency.

    6. To provide appropriate solution of the farmer’s problems.

    7. To bring the scientist closer to the farmers.

Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Provide the farmers the knowledge and help that will enable him to farm more efficiently and to increase his income.
    2. Help in planning and implementing the family and village plans for increasing production in various occupations.
    3. Provide facilities for better family living.
    4. Encourage the farmer to grow his own food. Eat well and living well.
    5. Promote better social, natural, recreational, intellectual and spiritual life among the people.
    6. To open up new opportunities for rural people so that they may develop all their talent and leadership.

Course Syllabus

  • Theory
    Introduction to extension education and fisheries extension - concepts, objectives and principles; extension education, formal and informal education; History and role of fisheries extension in fisheries development. Fisheries extension methods- individual, group and mass contact methods and their effectiveness, factors influencing their selection and use; characteristics of technology, transfer of technology process; important TOT programs in fisheries; role of NGOs and SHGs in fisheries; Fisheries co-management; Adoption and diffusion of innovations, adoption and diffusion process, adopter categories and barriers in diffusion of fisheries innovations; Extension program planning and evaluation - steps and importance; participatory planning process. Basic concepts in rural sociology and psychology and their relevance in fisheries extension; social change, social control, social problems and conflicts in fisheries; gender issues in fisheries; theories of learning, learning experience, learning situation
  • Practical
    Collection of socio-economic data from fishing villages; study of social issues/problems through participatory and rapid rural appraisal techniques, stake holders analysis and needs assessment; assessment of development needs of community and role of formal and non – governmental organizations through stakeholder analysis; case studies on social/gender issues and social conflicts in fisheries. Case studies on extension programs and Success stories. Practical exercises on conducting fish farmers meet.
  • References
  • 1. Fisheries Extension ---- Amita Saxena
    2. Handbook on Extension Education ---- Rathore, Dhakar, Chauhan & Ojha
    3. Entrepreneurship and rural development ---- S.k.Sinha

Session Plan (Theory Part)

Session 1

Session 2

  • History and role of fisheries extension on fisheries development
     Individual contact method and their effectiveness
  • Individual contact method and their effectiveness
     Group method and their effectiveness
    Group contact method and their effectiveness
     Mass contact method and their effectiveness
    Mass contact method and their effectiveness
     Factors influencing their selection and use
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Session 3

  • Characteristics of technology
     Technology – definitions and characters
     Transfer of technology process
    Important TOT progammes in Fisheries
     Role of NGOs in Fisheries
     Role of SHGs in Fisheries
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Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session Plan (Practical Part)

Session 1

  • Collection of socio-economic data from fishing village
  • Study of social issues/problems though PRA Techniques

Session 2

  • Stake holder analysis and needs assessment
  • Assessment of development needs of communist
  • Role of formal and non-governmental organizations through stakeholder analysis

Session 3

  • Case studies on social issues
  • Case studies on gender issues

Session 4

  • Case studies on social conflicts in fisheries

Session 5

  • Case studies on extension programmes

Session 6

  • Case studies on success stories

Session 7

  • Practical exercise on conducting fish farmers meet

Case Studies

Case Studies

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    Mr. Chandan Haldar is working as Assistant Professor in the School of Fisheries, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi Campus, Odisha. He has completed his M.F.Sc from ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra India and his Ph. D. thesis topic is “Identification of Growth Associated SNPs in Clarias magur (Hamilton, 1822) […]