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Maharashtra: The fishermen community has opposed the coastal road project due to fear of loss of livelihood by Abhijit Mulye May 28, 2018   |  Source: The New Indian Express

A long-standing dream of Mumbai is set to take wings. The ambitious Western Coastal Road Project is finally being put in the fast lane, with construction likely to begin after monsoon. The proposed 29.2-km freeway that will run along Mumbai’s western se...

India: Heat wave will continue in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi: IMD May 28, 2018   |  Source: Zee News India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heat wave conditions in North India, including Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi in the coming days. On Saturday, the maximum temperature in Narnaul town in Haryana was 46 degrees, while Patiala c...

Andhra Pradesh: Traceability is key to efficiency in aquaculture sector May 28, 2018   |  Source: Business Standard

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met aqua farmers on Saturday. He said that traceability is the key to efficiency in aquaculture sector as only 60% of the farmers are currently registered with the State Goernment. CM Naidu added that i...

Assam: Skill development programme organized for hill fish farmers May 28, 2018   |  Source: Sentinel Assam

A skill development programme on ‘Start-up fish farming, fish seed production and hatchery management for hill farmers of Ziro valley, Arunachal Pradesh’ was organized during recently at Pabhoi Fish Farm, Pabhoi, Biswanath district. The programme was ...

Bangladesh: No sign of Hilsa in Meghna River May 28, 2018   |  Source: UNB

For past one week the fishermen were failing to catch adequate hilsa fish from Meghna River, triggering frustration among the fishermen in Laxmipur district. District Fisheries Office said last two months – March and April fishing hilsa was banned but i...

Bangladesh: Ban on fishing in sea to continue till 23 July May 28, 2018   |  Source: Prothom Alo

The ban on fishing in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Bay of Bengal would continue till 23 July, aiming to preserve and ensure smooth breeding of sea fish and crustacean. "Harvesting of all kinds of fishes and crustaceans including the lobsters, ...

West Bengal: Industries irreparably damaging Sundarbans, fish down by half May 28, 2018   |  Source: Sify

Rampant industrialisation on the Bangladesh side of the Sundarbans is causing irreparable damage, with oil levels in waterbodies rising six-fold and the temperature by over four degrees, pushing wildlife to the edge and reducing the fish population by hal...

Rajasthan: Villagers relocate ‘parched’ fish to Brahma Sagar Lake May 28, 2018   |  Source: DNA India

You must have seen people saving panthers, tigers, snakes, pythons, monkeys, dogs etc. by relocating them from one place to another. Well, in a unique initiative some people from Menar village, also known as Bird Village, of Udaipur district have presente...

Goa: GRE wants fishing ban extended May 28, 2018   |  Source: Herald Goa

On behalf of the traditional fishermen of Goa, Goenchea Raponkarancho Ekvott (GRE) general secretary Olencio Simoes on Saturday demanded that the mandatory 61-day fishing ban imposed on mechanised trawlers in the state be extended to 91 days. “As per a ...

Goa: Cyclone Mekunu: IMD issues warning for Goa Coast, advices fishermen not to go into the sea May 28, 2018   |  Source: The Financial Express

In a press release, Indian Meteorological Department issued a warning about the severe cyclonic storm Mekunu on Saturday. IMD mentioned that in West Central Arabian Sea, near the south-western coastline of India wind speed can reach up to 90-100 kilometr...

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