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Bangladesh: Shrimp farmers staring at heavy losses by Partha Chakrabortty and Sohel Parvez September 22, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

Shrimp farmers are suffering from massive losses in the wake of falling prices of freshwater prawn amid sluggish demand from processors for export. The price of the prawn, locally known as galda, dropped 30 percent year-on-year to Tk 500-550 a kg, said so...

India: Lab on boat to study biology of Brahmaputra river September 22, 2017   |  Source: Telangana Today

A new project of the Department of Biotechnology aims at starting a ‘lab on boat’ on Brahmaputra river for biological analysis of the river system. The ambitious project also proposes to have multiple mobile laboratories on the river and its tributari...

Tamil Nadu: Mechanised boat owners, workers demand nod for stay fishing September 22, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

With fishing remaining suspended for two days, mechanised boat owners and workers thronged the Collectorate here on Thursday seeking permission for stay fishing. Following violation of the Tamil Nadu Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1983 in the form of over...

Kerala: Sunken vessel: cochin port staring at loss of business by Babu K Peter September 22, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The delay in fishing out the sunken vessel from the shipping channel is set to cost the Cochin Port dear. As yet, efforts to salvage the fishing boat have been unsuccessful. If the process is delayed, the port’s business will take a hit as the movement ...

Goa: Hazard line demarcation holds up Coastal Zone Plan September 22, 2017   |  Source: Herald

The finalisation of the State’s Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) has been delayed, as the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is yet to demarcate the hazard line along the country’s coastal belt. The Survey of India (...

Maharashtra: 250 Palghar fishing boats go off the radar after thunderstorms, rains by Vishal Rajemahadik and Yogesh Naik September 22, 2017   |  Source: Mumbai Mirror

Fishing boats from Vasai, Palghar, Dahanu, Bhayander and other coastal areas, around 250 in number, have not established any contact with the shore since Tuesday, when the thunderstorm, lightning and rain started lashing the district. Fishermen's societie...

Bangladesh: Big plan for tuna fishing by Sohel Parvez September 22, 2017   |  Source: The Daily Star

The government is set to issue more licences to catch tuna and pelagic fishes beyond the 200-metre depth of the Bay of Bengal and in the Indian Ocean, said officials at the fisheries and livestock ministry. As of now, a total of 16 firms have applied to t...

Tamil Nadu: 446 fishermen given 15 days to vacate homes in Thiruvottiyur September 22, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

A total of 446 fishermen families in Thiruvottiyur have been told to vacate their homes to facilitate the construction of Ennore Expressway. But what the government has given them was just a piece of land and they are left with no roof over their heads, s...

Goa: 19 fishermen rescued from boat adrift in sea September 22, 2017   |  Source: DNA India

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued 19 fishermen from the boat, Joecon 3 ex-Goa, after a net got entangled in its propeller, leading it to drift and wobble dangerously in the seas about 90 kilometre off Murud Janjira coast. The crew members managed to se...

Maharashtra: Sandbars pose threat to fisherfolk by SURESH GOLANI September 22, 2017   |  Source: The Asian Age

The livelihood of fishermen around the coastal villages of Uttan near Bhayandar has been threatened due to the creation of sandbars on the channel connecting the Arabian Sea with the mouth of the estuary of the Bassein creek. Ten members of a fishing crew...

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