Nalabana, a protected bird sanctuary under Wild Life Act is also considered a nursery ground for many fish species. Every year millions of birds congregate in this area for feeding and resting purposes. Due to protected nature of site, fishing activities are banned in this sanctuary. The sanctuary supports luxuriant sea grass meadows that play central role in supporting fish juveniles by providing shelters and food items such as molluscs , bivalves, calms that are attached as epiphyte on sea grass meadows. During sea grass sampling campaign in Nalabana area, operating fisherman communties in the periphery of sanctuary were introduced about various ecosystem services of seagrasses that play crucial role in supporting fishery resources of Chilika Lagoon and hence the livelihood of 2 lakh fisherman communities . On site, observation on seagrasses were made by fisherman and they were shown live specimen of polychaeta attached with seagrasses.