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Pakistan: Government plans to reform fisheries December 14, 2018   |  Source: The Tribune

The Balochistan government has planned to establish a fishing business venue alongside the coastal line of the province in a bid to boost the sector by providing access to national and international markets. Talking to APP, an official of the Balochistan ...

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh: Indian Navy issues cyclone warning in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, heavy rains expected on Dec 16 and 17 December 14, 2018   |  Source: The Financial Express

In anticipation of the impending cyclone which is heading towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu, Indian Navy/ ENC has issued warnings to various District authorities and Department of fisheries in both the coastal states. According to the o...

Pakistan: Needs to develop tuna processing facilities: experts December 14, 2018   |  Source: Dawn

Pakistan is losing a major export source by not developing proper handling and processing facilities for tuna, a highly important commercial fish. Also, the country is failing to comply with a major obligation under the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)...

Bangladesh: China eager to invest in fisheries, IT December 14, 2018   |  Source: MENAFN

China has expressed its eagerness in investing in fisheries, information technology (IT), agro-processing sectors and other sectors in Bangladesh. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Zuo, said many Chinese companies are eager to invest in different sectors in Bangla...

Bangladesh: Dhaka shares concern over large movements of refugees, migrants at sea December 14, 2018   |  Source: UNB

Bangladesh has urged the UN member States to comply with their obligations for search and rescue at sea, and work towards addressing the push and pull factors for such irregular movements. “We remain particularly concerned over large movements of refuge...

Myanmar: Denmark confirms the commitment of 80 million USD in Development Cooperation December 14, 2018   |  Source: Mizzima

Myanmar and Denmark have concluded their annual bilateral government-to-government talks on development cooperation in Nay Pyi Taw. Denmark used the opportunity to confirm the commitment of DKK 505 million (about 80 million USD) for continuing cooperation...

Andhra Pradesh: Should the Fishermen of UttaraAndhra have to pay for the Failures of Our Policy Makers? by Srinubabu Gedela December 14, 2018   |  Source: The Hans India

Out of 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, 9 of them are in the coastal region. Except the four Rayalaseema districts of the state, the entire state from Itchapuram in Srikakulam to Tada in the Nellore district, the state of Andhra Pradesh owns the second lar...

Goa: HC wants permissible formaldehyde limit finalised December 14, 2018   |  Source: The Times of India

The high court of Bombay at Goa on Thursday asked the 11-member scientific panel of fish and fisheries products of the food safety and standards authority of India (FSSAI) to go ahead and finalise the permissible limit of naturally occurring formaldehyde ...

Gujarat: Compensation likely to kin of fishermen detained in Pakistan by G.V.R. Subba Rao December 14, 2018   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries Department is toying with the idea of providing a compensation, on the lines of Gujarat and Diu governments, to the families of fishermen who are languishing in the Pakistan jail for alleged violation of international border rules. The offic...

Maharashtra: Fisherfolk fight to keep BMC's Central Park at Bay December 14, 2018   |  Source: Mid-Day.Com

The Cuffe Parade fishing community won't allow the BMC to rock the boat with its ambitious plan to reclaim land in the Cuffe Parade bay and develop a 300-acre park there. Protesting that the park would threaten their livelihood, the fisherfolk have blocke...

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