Big steps were taken in the Aldi Süd/DEG sub project for a fishery improvement project in India. Last year after a (field) study and meetings with a various stakeholders, the final choice was made for the Tamil Nadu Flower Shrimp fishery in India (Palk Bay/Gulf of Manar). Dr. Paul Medley was commissioned to conduct a pre-assessment according to the MSC framework and a first stakeholder meeting was held in Tuticorin on May 18th. 2018. A second stakeholder meeting was held in July and the first steps towards installment of a working committee were made.