Improve Livelihood Resources
CARD Pakistan will promote sustainable livelihoods options. The existing fishing practices and post-catch handling will improve the quality of fish catch and subsequently improve the price of catch and reduction of poverty.
CARD has decided established training center and to prepare a training manual in Urdu language for use of fishermen of coastal communities. This manual which entitled “GUIDELINE FOR PRESERVERVATION OF FISH WITH ICE” covers improved fish handling on board small scale fishing boats, quality control of fish, use of ice for preservation of fish, type of ice, relevant provisions of EC Regulations, Government of Pakistan’s regulations and guidelines pertaining to fish handlings on board small fishing boats. This manual which is supported by pictorial material, as well was greatly welcomed by fishermen community.
Improving Livelihood Resource of Fishing Communities of District Lasbela
CARD and Hub Power Company worked with joint hand for Improving Livelihood Resource of Fishing Communities of District Lasbela. The project is aimed to improve livelihood resources of local fishermen community through up gradation of 55 small boats meeting requirements of the importing countries especially EU standard. This included allied facilities including provision of fish storage boxes along with enhancing the capacity building on fish handling onboard fishing vessel and create awareness about hygiene practices for maintaining quality of the catch, reduction of post-harvest losses, improved handling and storage to maintain fish quality in accordance with EU standards.
Technical Skill enhancement of Fisherman
A training course of three-day duration was held in the three settlements of Lasbela . The training session covered fish handling, onboard fishing vessels as well as making the fishermen aware of the quality control of fish on board fishing vessels and in the landing centers. A total of 250 fishermen belonging to Damb, Sonmiani, Bera , Gaddani and Allana Gawador Villages were benefited from training on fish handling on board fishing vessels.