Trivandrum Archdiocese has formed "Athiruptha Matsya Mekhala Sushrusha" a ministry aiming the overall and integral development of the Fishermen community in parishes and Foranes where the community is thickly populated.The ministry has a focused approach towards the issues relating to the Fishermen community. Their mandate includes formulation of welfare activities which includes pension, insurance, saving schemes and education scholarship and jobs for the children of Fishermen. A fish vending forum will also be formed to meet the grievances of fisherwomen. The ministry also intend to secure liasoning with the authorities.
Fr. Shajin Jose is the director of this newly formed ministry.