International shark meet was held in Kochi,Kerala on July 24,2019.
The global conference was jointly organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO) and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
The meeting aimed to bring together the scientific community in the spectrum to describe various methodologies being transpired and adopted in research works and to develop a set of common guidelines for all the shark fishing countries.
The meeting stressed on the need for mapping and understanding the full value chain of shark species to secure sustainability of commercial fishery and markets which would benefit both the stakeholders and the resources.
The CMFRI was established by the Government of India in 1947 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and later it joined the Indian Council of Agricultural research(ICAR) in 1967.The institute is headquartered at kochi.
The FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.It is headquartered in Rome,Italy. The goal of FAO is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.