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Lakshadweep Islands: Illegal berthing of foreign vessels at Lakshadweep a security concern by Toby Antony February 15, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Lakshadweep is turning out to be a headache for agencies as foreign vessels frequently call on at Indian waters there. The Customs Department has sent reports to the Central Government alerting about vessels suspiciously anchoring close to Lakshadweep, wh...

Telangana: Kaleshwaram project to be hub for aquaculture by PS Dileep February 15, 2019   |  Source: Telangana Today

The prestigious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) will not only serve as a source of irrigation and drinking water supply in the State, but will also be turned into an aquaculture hub. The State government is chalking out plans to turn all reservo...

Goa: Wood chips wash ashore at Khariawada, fishermen fume February 15, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Residents of Vasco are enduring a tough time overcoming the mess that has been generated at Mormugao Port Trust. Although since last week, the coal dust pollution issue was under the spotlight, on Thursday residents were facing new problem that had washed...

West Bengal: Downsides of development by Sudarshana Chakraborty February 15, 2019   |  Source: Millennium Post

West Bengal is set to develop a deep-sea port in Tajpur in East Midnapur district independent of the Centre. But some concerns persist. The local fishing community has not been apprised about the port project or told how their lives will be affected by it...

Kerala: Fishers see a threat to their livelihoods February 15, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

While the Periyar flowed in stripes of black, fisherfolk downstream of the Pathalam regulator-cum-bridge in the Periyar near Moolampilly claimed that the continuous pollution of the river had been affecting their only source of livelihood. “We know it w...

Tamil Nadu: Country boat fishermen meet Minister February 15, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Traditional and country boat fishermen, who had been urging the district administration to allow them and their family members to travel to Katchatheevu in country boats to participate in St. Antony’s Church festival scheduled for March 15 and 16, took ...

Sri Lanka: Illegally sailed to Réunion Island to return today February 15, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

Seventy out of 72 Sri Lankans who illegally sailed to French Réunion Island on a fishing trawler from Chilaw, are to be returned to Sri Lanka this morning on a special French plane under the custody of French Authorities, the Department of Fisheries and ...

Sri Lanka: New laws to prevent using fishing boats for human smuggling February 15, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

A special discussion was held with the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi on Wednesday (February 13) regarding the problems faced by multi-day trawler owners due to the use of fishing boats for human smuggling...

Pakistan: Seafood export continues to fall February 15, 2019   |  Source: Business Recorder

Pakistan seafood export has fallen to $183.691 million in July-Dec 2018-19, down by 8.44 percent, according to official figures. Seafood export scaled down by $16.93 million in July-Dec 2018-19 from $200.621 million in July-Dec 2017-18, Pakistan Bureau of...

World News: WorldFish is organizing Multi-Stakeholder Information and Communication (MuSIC) Workshop February 14, 2019   |  Source: WorldFish Center

Small-scale fisheries are the backbone of the marine and inland fisheries sector in Asia. However, the many millions of men and women involved in these small-scale activities of harvesting, processing and marketing continue to be faced with numerous chall...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)