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World News: Lack of policy support for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture undermines food security for millions September 17, 2021   |  Source: Mirage News

Small scale fisheries and aquaculture are overlooked by policy and decision makers, despite providing livelihoods for more than 100 million people and sustenance for a billion people worldwide. This is the conclusion of researchers, including Simon Bush, ...

Pakistan: 4 months after his death, Pak fisherman’s body finally reaches home by Shishir Arya September 17, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Amir Hamza, a Pakistani fisherman arrested in Indian waters by coast guards around four years ago, was lodged in a prison at Bhuj in Gujarat. As his family hoped that one day he may return through one of the goodwill repatriations from both sides, Hamza d...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen seek waiver of road cess on diesel by Deepa H. Ramakrishnan September 17, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Fishermen have urged the Centre to reduce agriculture infrastructure and development cess, which is Rs.4 for a litre of diesel, and the additional excise duty which goes towards road and infrastructure cess, which is Rs.18 a litre. “We are unable to buy...

Pakistan: Exploitation by fishing industry contractors by Syed Mohammad Ali September 17, 2021   |  Source: The Express Tribune  | Copyright: 2021 The Express Tribune.

Human slavery is especially rampant across the fishing industry at large. A few years ago, Reuters broke a story of poor migrant workers working under brutal conditions on Thai fishing trawlers, which provide fish products to prominent global supermarket ...

Maharashtra: Mystery tarballs clog Mumbai’s beaches by Nithin Belle September 17, 2021   |  Source: Khaleej Times  | Copyright: 2021 Galadari Printing and Publishing LLC.

Mumbaikars have been experiencing a strange mystery for years during monsoon. The people have found that heavy torrential rains trigger strong currents in the sea and vast quantities of tarballs get washed ashore on the city’s beaches. Earlier, the natu...

Odisha: Backwaters woes for Kujang villagers near Paradip after heavy rains September 17, 2021   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: newindianexpress.com 2021

The torrential rains have stopped but not the sufferings of people in five panchayats of Kujang block. They have been waterlogged since Sunday with backwaters from the sea yet to be drained out. Located 10 km away from the sea, these panchayats have a pop...

West Bengal: Twin festivals, floods send fish prices through the roof by Monotosh Chakraborty September 17, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Fish prices have soared in city markets following a spurt in demand due to twin festivals this week and hiccups in supply owing to flood situation in coastal regions. Demand for fish has increased due to Vishwakarma Puja and Arandhan festival, commonly kn...

Haryana: Set up fish units in all districts, says minister JP Dalal September 17, 2021   |  Source: The Tribune  | Copyright: The Tribune Trust, 2021

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Fisheries Minister JP Dalal held a review meeting of the Fisheries Department here today. During the meeting, he stated that in the field of inland fish culture, the state was first in India as it had been pr...

India: WTO talks: India wants exemption from curbs on subsidy for fishers by Amiti Sen September 17, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

India is pushing for wide exemptions from subsidy curbs for its fishers in the ongoing fisheries subsidies negotiations at the WTO to protect livelihoods and also ensure that ambitious plans under the PM's ‘Matsya Sampada Yojana’, to develop the secto...

India: ICAR- CIFT organizes international training programme on “Value Chain Management in Fisheries” by Shivam Dwivedi September 17, 2021   |  Source: Krishi Jagran  | Copyright: 2021 Krishi Jagran Media Group.

AARDO, in collaboration with the ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), is organizing an Online International Training Programme on “Value Chain Management in Fisheries”, at ICAR-CIFT, Kochi, India between 13-16 September 2021 to share...

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