North Block, Govt. Secretariat, Tvm 1.
Thiruvananthapuram 1
Ph.o471- 2333812,2333682,
Fax : 0471 - 2333489


Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering, Registration

Tel: 0471-2332700, 2333059
Pabx Extn. 202
The Kerala State Co-operative Federation for FisheriesDevelopment Ltd.(Matsyafed), was established on the 19th of March 1984. Registered as a Co-operative Apex Federation of primary level cooperative societies, this organization has never looked back and is still growing incessantly.


The main objectives of Matsyafed can be summarized as:

1. Ensuring total development (economic, social and educational,cultural) of fishermen community.
2. Implementation of various schemes for Promoting production, procurement, processing and marketing of fish and fishery allied products.

Matsyafed toils for:

1.    Enhancing fish production in marine and inland fisheries sector

2.      Augmenting income of producer fishermen through the beach level auction system by eliminating middlemen

3.      Providing infrastructure facilities for procurement, pre-processing
and marketing of fish and fishery requisites

4.      Providing marketing and technical support for enhancing capture and culture fish production

5.      Ensuring forward and backward linkages in the sector

6.      Improving inland fish production through scientific aquaculture practices

7.      Providing opportunities for occupational diversification through self-employment programmes

8.      Providing technical consultancy services

9.      Creating awareness on health and hygiene

10.  Ensuring Debt and Distress Relief

11.  Motivating children of fishermen community for educational development

12.  Total welfare of the fisher folk

13.  Empowering women through formation of SHGs and Microfinance


The activities of Matsyafed include developmental programmes aimed at enhancing production, self-employment programmes, commercial activities for forward and backward integration, aquaculture programmes, extension and mass & communication activities, welfare activities, engineering works and motivational activities.



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