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Karnataka: KFDC posts Rs 2.26 crore net profit in 2016-17 July 24, 2017   |  Source: Deccan Herald

Corporation to construct four fish markets at Sasthana, Sagara, NR Pura and Virajpet, says chairperson. The Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd (KFDC) has posted a net profit of Rs 2.26 crore in 2016-17, which is first time in the history of t...

Kerala: Call to protect State’s trade interests by T.Nandakumar July 24, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

16 Asia-Pacific countries are participating in tariff negotiations in Hyderabad. With the 19th round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) under way at Hyderabad, civil society organisations and advocacy groups are ste...

Tamil Nadu: Ennore Creek is Petrochemical Park’ in new CRZ map July 24, 2017   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The new Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) map of Tiruvallur district has marked the 6,400-acre Ennore Creek as “Petrochemical Industrial Park”. Activists fear this is a backdoor attempt to industrialise the creek, an ecologically sensitive area where the ...

Gujarat: Government Inaction is Turning the Banks of the Narmada into Salt Pans by RAJIV SHAH July 24, 2017   |  Source: The Wire

Sea water intrusion from the Bay of Khambhat has destroyed several hectares of agricultural land and affected the livelihoods of fisherfolk. Rural areas in the downstream of the Narmada dam in the Bharuch district of Gujarat have been in the midst of one ...

Sri Lanka: Fisheries harbours dengue free July 24, 2017   |  Source: Relief Web

Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has taken steps to implement a joint mosquito prevention program in fisheries harbor premises in parallel to the national Dengue prevention program. Accordingly, the program, organized by the Ceyl...

Jammu and Kashmir: To counter Dal fish depletion, fisheries stock lake with carp July 24, 2017   |  Source: Kashmir Reader

To replenish the Dal Lake’s fish stocks, which are depleting due to the lake’s increased pollution levels and prevalent, illegal fish-catching methods, the department of fisheries has carried out stocking its waters with common carp. More than five la...

Odisha: Floods, Govt issues alert in six districts as met department predicts heavy rainfall July 24, 2017   |  Source: First Post

The Odisha government on Sunday issued a flood alert in six districts after the meteorological department forecast heavy rainfall in the next two days. The fishermen have also been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea. The Revenue and Disas...

Gujarat: Floods, Heavy rains kills three as IAF, NDRF join rescue efforts July 24, 2017   |  Source: First Post

Heavy rains since Friday night created a flood-like situation in several parts of Gujarat on Saturday, leaving three persons dead, the state government said. Surendranagar, Rajkot and Morbi districts in Saurashtra region were the worst affected by the hea...

West Bengal: Flooded after heavy rains; Met department says downpour may continue July 24, 2017   |  Source: First Post

Incessant heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal has led to flooding of several low lying areas, even as the Met department warned of similar weather till Tuesday. "Heavy to very heavy rain occurred in several parts of Gangetic West Bengal since yesterday an...

Maharashtra: Malvan youth, now scuba divers, clean up coastline of ghost fish nets July 24, 2017   |  Source: The Indian Express

Eight young men from the local fishing community in Malvan, coastal Maharashtra, knew for years that abandoned fishing nets criss-cross the underwater area just off their village, but never gave the subject much thought. Now, having obtained scuba diving ...

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