Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel is situated in the very picturesque village of Tiracol and is committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility.
Our current initiative that we support to promote an ocean-friendly lifestyle is the ‘Know Your Fish’ initiative:
What is Know your Fish?
Know Your Fish is a voluntary initiative that works towards providing an ocean-friendly lifestyle for people living on India’s west coast. We encourage and empower consumers to eat seafood RESPONSIBLY. Most of the data used for the fish recommendations came from publications of government research institutes like CMFRI. Over 100 scientific publications have been referred which were published in last 30 years. (More information at knowyourfish.org)
Why is this important to us?
To much of the marginal populations residing along India’s 7517 sq. km marine coastline, fish is the only source of nutrition. Fish and other seafood are amongst the most important protein sources across the world – one in six people rely on fish as their primary protein source. At the same time, fisheries across the world are literally collapsing; 80% of the world’s fisheries have been depleted. 90% of the world’s large predatory fish stocks are gone. Fishers (and fish-lovers) are forced to rely on smaller and smaller fish because large-sized adults and the larger species (like sharks, groupers etc.) have been almost completely obliterated by overfishing. In India, in spite of a four-fold increase in fishing effort fisheries are experiencing a decline in fish catch.
Most of these crashes in fisheries can be traced back to consumers. Most often, as fish and seafood consumers we are unaware of the impacts of our choices. As it is a consumer driven market, we believe that simple choices of consumers and slight modifications in demand have great potential to minimize impacts on our oceans.
Other Green Activities.
We also make the effort to include the community in any activities that are conducted at the Hotel which include Weddings and Large gatherings as well.