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Ambrose Fernando (1912 – 11 January 1999) was an Indian businessman and politician.
Fernando was born in Kanyakumari. He went to Colombo at a young age to work. He returned to Kanyakumari in 1937 and married Mochammal Fernando. He joined the Indian National Congress and entered politics.
He became a member of the then Travancore Cochin Legislative Assembly representing Kanyakumari from 20 March 1948 to 18 February 1952. He took an active part in the agitation to separate Kanyakumari district from Kerala and to join it to Madras State, now Tamil Nadu state.Chairman, Quality control appellate Panel, Fish and Fisheries Products
Vice Chairman, Marine Products Export Development Authority
Bureau of I.S.I Fish and Fisheries Products Sectional Committee
Consultative Committee Fishery Survey of India
Regional Management Committee of C.M.F.R.I Tuticorin
He wrote many articles on his recommendations for the welfare of the fishing community. One such article titled "Problems Facing the Fishermen of the Beche-De-Mer Industry" was published by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.
Fernando later started a dry fish export business in Tuticorin and developed an interest in fisheries. He was invited by the central and state governments to join various fish industry meetings, based on his suggestions to develop fisheries as well as the trade. He was a member of various government delegations which visited other countries in order to study the trade.
President of:Fish Exporters Chamber, Tuticorin
Tuticorin Catamaram Fisherman Association
KanyaKumari Township Fisherman Development Organization
Tuticorin Citizen Council
Fernando was honored by the government and industry jointly, being awarded the title Pioneer in Fisheries.