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Assam: These youngsters from Assam are netting healthy incomes from fish seeds by ABDUL MANNAN CHOUDHURY December 13, 2017   |  Source: Your Story

Taking advantage of the plentiful water bodies in Assam, the production and supply of fertilised fish eggs has emerged as a promising and sustainable livelihood for unemployed youth in rural Assam. Gohainpukhuri village in Narayanpur administrative block ...

Telangana: To get accurate fish census from 2018 by PS Dileep December 13, 2017   |  Source: Telangana Today

With the Telangana government making new strides in inland fishing activities, the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is set to study and forecast annual fish production in Telangan...

Tamil Nadu: Fish prices double as fishermen stay off sea for a week December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Fish prices doubled in retail markets across the city by Monday after deepsea fishermen stayed on shore over a week on a rough weather alert from the Met office, which forecast dangerous conditions till December 9. Skippers of several mechanised fishing b...

Tamil Nadu: Allow modified purse seine nets in fishing December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Seeking a direction to the government to allow modified purse seine fishing, a public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed at the Madurai bench of the Madras high court. A division bench headed by justice M Venugopal on Tuesday directed the government...

Tamil Nadu: Time to review coastal management policy by B. Kolappan December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Even as uncertainty looms large over the fate of hundreds of fishermen who had ventured into the sea in the Ockhi-hit Kanniyakumari district, demands are being made for setting up a coastal satellite radio station, quick decisions on providing compensatio...

India: Knowing our rivers better before changing them by Aathira Perinchery December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Farmer woes due to parched fields in central India and fisherfolk grappling with declining fish catches along the east coast, several hundred kilometres away, may seem very removed from each other. Yet the challenges that an altered river's decreased func...

India: To resist interim ban on fisheries sops by Kirtika Suneja December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Economic Times

India will resist any interim prohibition on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization's ongoing eleventh ministerial summit here, as the country feels time is not ripe to suddenly cut support to its fish workers, said an official aware of the d...

Kerala: Seeks Rs 1843 crore central aid December 13, 2017   |  Source: India Today

The Kerala government today sought a central assistance of Rs 1843 crore in the wake of cyclone Ockhi devastating the states coastal stretches, leaving 37 dead and several others missing. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today met Home minister Rajn...

Kerala: Chellanam to have geotube seawalls December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

The district administration have decided to deploy geotube seawalls at Chellanam to protect the coast from sea erosion. A statement from the district administration on Saturday said 1,150 metres of seawall would be built along the Chellanam coast immediat...

Andhra Pradesh: Boat operators seek increase in diesel subsidy December 13, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Visakha Dolphin Boat Operators’ Welfare Association (VDBOA) has appealed to the State government to enhance subsidy on diesel to all mechanised fishing boats. In a representation to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, association president Ch. Satyanar...

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