TCP/IND/3403 is a bridging project between FIMSUL-I and the proposed FIMSUL-II under CDRRP of ETRP-II. The Department of Fisheries of Tamil Nadu (TN) and Puducherry (PC) presently have inadequate capacity for project formulation, project implementation and fisheries management. This bridging Project, therefore, will help in reaching out to all the stakeholders for disseminating the recommendations of the FIMSUL-I, assist TN and PC in the development of a reformed policy, legal and institutional framework for effective implementation of FIMSUL initiatives, including co-management in fisheries management, development of strategies for enhancing and diversifying fishers’ livelihoods, enhancement of knowledge management, assessing the feasibility for setting up wireless communication network for ensuring safety of fishers at sea and preparation of a detailed project report for the activities proposed under FIMSUL-II for the CDRRP of ETRP-II.