SJSM expanded its work in the tribal area of neighbouring Konkan region amongst Katkaris - one of the three primitive tribes inhabiting Maharashtra. They are most subjugated and exploited communities and SJSM not only enthused them with self-confidence but also rejuvenated their livelihood options through inland fisheries. At present a full-fledged low-cost innovative hatchery with fish seed (spawn) production capacity of 50 million, 18 tribal fisheries cooperatives are operational benefitting 1,825 Katkari households. To replicate this work in the entire Konkan region, a network of 22 like-minded organizations has been started. All of these have resulted into significant gains in income and livelihoods.
SJSM is operational in 500 villages encompassing more than 35,000 families. Lately, SJSM has entered into an institutionalization phase and have made collaborations with the agricultural universities, state and GOI departments especially, the Department of Bio-technology, GOI which will be working with SJSM and Konkan Agriculture University on inland fisheries.