This Fishing App Helps Indian Fishermen Access Information

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 3, 2016
References: facebook & english.manoramaonline
The Fisher Friend Mobile Application (FFMA) is a fishing app that is designed to make fishing safer and more informed for fishermen. Developed by the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in India, the app is targeted towards fishermen in the southern state of Kerala, and is available in their local language of Malayalam.

This fishing app offers a range of information useful to fishermen, such as updates on the varieties and volumes of fish available in the seas that they frequent.

The FFMA app will not only help fishermen stay safe by helping them avoid dangerous weather conditions or trespassing into other countries' territorial waters, but it will also lead to fuel and energy savings by letting fishermen know when it's not worth heading out to sea.