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Kerala: Fishermen help the army in rescue operations August 17, 2018   |  Source: First Post

Fisher folks from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram have joined the Army and state police in rescuing people stranded in Pathanamthitta district following floods in Pampa river and its tributaries. About 130 fishermen who knows swimming have been pressed into...

India: Mapping unpaid women’s work is India’s next step in jobs puzzle by Vrishti Beniwal August 17, 2018   |  Source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/jobs/mapping-unpaid-women-s-work-is-india-s-next-step-in-jobs-puzzle-118080700135_1.html?time=1533614883&utm_source=SEO&utm_medium=HP

A breakdown of how women spend time can help design policies that make their lives easier and bring electoral gains for governments. India is trying to improve its jobs statistics with time-use surveys to estimate the value of unpaid work, especially hous...

Myanmar: Thailand, Myanmar sign MoU on financial assistance to prawn breeding farm in Rakhine August 17, 2018   |  Source: The Nation

The officials from Thailand and Myanmar signed MoU on financial assistance of a 34-million-baht to be spent on prawn breeding farm in Yaychanpyin, Rakhine State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. The MoU signing marked the 70...

Sri Lankan: Fishing vessel meets with accident off Myanmar August 17, 2018   |  Source: Hiru News

A Sri Lankan fishing vessel with six fishermen onboard had met with an accident off the seas of Myanmar due to a mechanical fault. The owner of the vessel said that the vessel encountered the mechanical glitch six days ago and it would be difficult to bri...

Myanmar: Fishing community in Mon state evacuated after flooding August 17, 2018   |  Source: Relief Web

Police in Paung, Mon State, evacuated the fishing community in Ahlyat Village in Paung Township as high tide destroyed their homes yesterday, state media reported. The wave destroyed seven homes yesterday and 37 on Monday in the fishing village. Police...

Latest edition of Yemaya No.57, July 2018, ICSF's newsletter on gender and fisheries, published August 17, 2018   |  Source: ICSF Trust

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest edition of Yemaya, its newsletter on gender and fisheries. Yemaya No. 57, dated July 2018, features articles from Sri Lanka, India, and an analytical article on sex-...

Tamil Nadu: A float to help fishermen stranded on the high seas by U Tejonmayam August 17, 2018   |  Source: The Times of India

When a few experts from the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP), an inter-governmental organisation, found that a significant number of fishermen who die at sea were those resting onboard their vessels after dark, it prompted them to look for a solution. They ...

Odisha: Fishermen oppose project in Chilika by LELIN MALLICK August 17, 2018   |  Source: Telegraph India

The fishermen community on Thursday opposed the water aerodrome project in the Chilika lagoon, a few days after the proposed initiative snowballed into a political game. The fishermen under the aegis of Chilika Mastchyajibee Mahasangha apprehended loss of...

West Bengal: 40 deaths in 2 months force Bengal govt to frame guidelines for fishing trawlers by Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri Hindustan Times August 17, 2018   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The deaths of 40 fishermen in three incidents of trawler capsize in the Bay of Bengal in a little over two months have prompted the West Bengal government to formulate guidelines for fishermen, trawler owners and operators. Fisheries minister Chandranath ...

Maldives, Sri Lanka and India: Fisheries cooperation in EEZ is an economic advantage for India, SL and Maldives by Srimal Fernando and Mizly Nizar August 17, 2018   |  Source: Daily FT

The ocean has long been a source of economic livelihood for billions of people worldwide. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), oceans contribute $1.5 trillion annually in value-added to the overall economy. Adopt...

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