Day 1
09, October 2001

9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
Inaugural Session Chair:

Prof. C.R. Muthukrishnan, Deputy Director, IIT Madras, India

10:00 - 10:10


Prof. R. Rajagopalan,Director,IOI (India)

10:10 - 10:25

Introduction to the Conference

Dr. John Kurien,Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, India and Founder Member, ICSF

10:25 - 10:35

Presidential Remarks

Prof. C.R. Muthukrishnan, Deputy Director, IIT Madras, India

10:35 - 10:50

Inaugural Address

Ms. Nita Chowdhury, Chairperson, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and Joint Secretary, Dept. of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

10:50 - 10:55

Message to the Conference

Ambassador Satya N. Nandan, Secretary General, International Seabed Authority, Jamaica (to be read out)

10:55 - 11:00

Vote of Thanks

Ms. Nalini Nayak, Founder Member, ICSF, India

11:00 - 11:15
Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15
Keynote Session


Mr. V. Vivekanandan, Chief Executive, South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS), India and Founder Member, ICSF

11:15 - 11:45

Keynote Address: Ocean Governance and the Fishing Village

Prof. Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Founder and Honorary Chairperson, IOI (Address to be read out by Prof. R. Rajagopalan, Director, IOI India)

11:45 - 12:30

Presentation: Indian Ocean Fishing Communities: Sculpting a Vision

Mr. Maizan Hassan Maniku, Former Director of Fisheries Research, Maldives

12:30 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 17:30
Setting the Scene
Session 1 Chair:

Mr. Harekrishna Debnath, Chairperson, National Fishworkers’ Forum, India

14:30 - 15:00

Excerpts from Indian Ocean 2001: a CD on fisheries in Indian Ocean countries

Ms. Ramya R, ICSF,India,and Mr. Satish Babu, InApp,US

15:00 - 15:15


Session 2 Chair:

Dr. Mucai Muchiri, Head, Fisheries Department, Moi University, Kenya

15:15 - 15:35

Ecosystem Considerations for Managing Fisheries in the Indian Ocean

Dr. E. Vivekanandan, Senior Scientist, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), India

15:35 - 15:55

International Instruments for Managing Fisheries in the Indian Ocean

Mr. Rolf Willmann, Senior Fisheries Planning Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome

15:55 - 16: 15


16.15 - 16:30
Tea Break
Session 3 Chair:

Mr. Joseph Rondolph Payet, Resource Manager, Seychelles Fishing Authority, Seychelles

16:30 - 16:50

IOR-ARC Fisheries Programme for the Indian Ocean

Mr.D.Dusoruth, Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation (IOR-ARC)

16:50 - 17:10

Fisheries Policy of the Southern African Development Community in the Indian Ocean Region

Mr. Simeao Lopes, Director, Instituto de desenvolvimento de Pesca de Pequena escala (IDPPE), Mozambique

17:10 - 17:30