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India: National Fishworkers Forum plans agitation against Centre’s policies impacting fisheries sector September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Fishing communities in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are gearing for an agitation next month against the Centre imposing policies and laws without consulting the stakeholders. According to Narendra R Patil, chairperson and T Peter, general secretary, ...

Bangladesh: ECNEC approves Tk 2.46b hilsa development project September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a project for development and management of hilsa resources involving Tk 2.46 billion. The approval was given at the weekly ECNEC meeting on Tuesday with ECNEC Chairperson and P...

Kerala: Fishers’ Statewide protest on Oct. 15 September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishers under the National Fishworkers’ Forum [NFF] will organise a Statewide protest on October 15 demanding the withdrawal of three key Central regulations — two in the draft stage, one already notified — that pose threat to their livelihood. The ...

India: CIBA develops new product to curb bacterial disease September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Statesman

At a time when bacterial disease is posing a major threat to shrimp seed production in the region, Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), in association with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) has developed a b...

Kerala: Govt sanctions Rs 31.16 crore financial aid for fishers September 23, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

An amount of Rs 31.16 crore has been sanctioned from the State Disaster Relief Fund and Rs 5 crore from the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund to support the fishermen who have lost their jobs during the Covid-19-induced lockdown. The information was...

Tamil Nadu: Mechanised boat from Kanniyakumari stranded in Azhikkal September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

A mechanised boat, which ventured into the sea for fishing with 11 fishermen on September 14, is stranded in Azhikkal in Kerala and has sought assistance for a rescue by the naval authorities from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In a mail sent to Tamil Nadu Chief ...

Kerala: 358 fisher families to get houses in Kollam September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Three hundred and fifty-eight fisher families from the district will be rehabilitated as part of Punargeham, a housing project announced by the government for those living within 50 metres from the coastline. The project, being implemented by the Fisherie...

West Bengal: Fish farming: Push to use biofloc technology September 23, 2020   |  Source: Millennium Post

The state Panchayats and Rural Development department is laying special emphasis on fish farming through biofloc technology with the objective of livelihood support amidst the COVID -19 pandemic situation. West Bengal Comprehensive Area Development Corpor...

Tamil Nadu: Chennai fisherman who was stranded off Myanmar coast feared September 23, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

One of the nine fishermen from Kasimedu in Chennai who were stranded in sea off Myanmar coast feared dead after he tried to help fishermen in another boat a few days ago. The nine fishermen from Kasimedu, who went for fishing on July 23, had been missing...

Uttarakhand: Pulls up fish farmers for cultivating banned Thai Mangur September 22, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Despite the ban by the Central government on the carnivorous Thai Mangur fish, many fish farmers are still cultivating it in Kumaon’s US Nagar, officials said Monday. “We have identified 17 fish farmers who are cultivating Thai Mangur in Kashipur and ...

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