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World News: World Bank urges better labour migration policies in ASEAN October 16, 2017   |  Source: Mizzima

Easing restrictions on labour migration can boost workers’ welfare and deepen regional economic integration, says a new World Bank report. Intra-regional migration in ASEAN increased significantly between 1995 and 2015, turning Malaysia, Singapore, and ...

Bangladesh: 30 jailed for violating govt order on hilsa fishing October 16, 2017   |  Source: Prothom Alo

Three mobile courts sentenced 30 fishermen to a 10-day imprisonment each for catching hilsa in the Padma river in Faridpur district defying the ongoing government ban. The drives were conducted in Nasirpur, and Munshirchar of Sadarpur upazila, Akutter Cha...

India and Sri Lanka: Acts against bottom trawling by Kallol Bhattacherjee October 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

India on Saturday informed Sri Lanka that it has taken measures to stop bottom trawling by its fishermen in the waters near the Sri Lankan coastline. During a weekend meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) in Delhi, officials expressed satisfaction over...

Goa: Fishermen can help with nat’l security October 16, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

In a special community interaction programme the Indian Coast Guard urged the fishermen in Vasco to be their eyes and ears which will help strengthen the national security. Coast Guard DIG Manoj Baadkar said, "The fishermen are spread across the ocean and...

World News: WTO members finish combing through matrix of proposals on fisheries subsidies October 16, 2017   |  Source: WTO

WTO members meeting as the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR) on 6 October finished combing through a compilation matrix of seven proposals for an agreement in December at the WTO’s 11th Minsterial Conference (MC11) to limit harmful fisheries subsidies. T...

Maharashtra: Hundreds of Bombay Duck fish found dead on Dahanu beach by Sandhya Nair October 16, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

Hundreds of Bombay Duck, the fish found in the waters of Maharashtra, were found dead on the Dahanu beach on Thursday morning. Locals on a morning walk to the beach said that the dead fish was spread on the beach as far as the eyes could reach. Nanasaheb ...

Telangana: All castes eligible for fish scheme by Srinivas P. October 16, 2017   |  Source: Telangana Today

Under the Blue Revolution Scheme, two fish hatcheries were sanctioned to Nalgonda district at a unit cost of Rs 25 lakh and funds were also released. Though 50 per cent subsidy would be extended for setting up of fish hatcheries, officials of the Fisherie...

India and Pakistan: Fishing in troubled waters October 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

Sanjay Lalji, 28, unloads fish from a mid-sized mechanised trawler at Vanakbara fishing harbour near Diu after a 12-day fishing trip to Goa. As he and his co-workers unload more than three tonnes of fish from the trawler, he gets a message on his mobile p...

Kerala: Fishers call for safety net by Mithosh Joseph October 16, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu

In the wake of frequent collisions between mercantile vessels and fishing boats, endangering the lives of fishers, the Kerala Malsyathozhilali Aikya Vedi has urged the government to ensure that the code of conduct put forth by the International Maritime O...

Tamil Nadu and Kerala: Kanyakumari fishing boat meets with accident off Kerala coast by J Arockiaraj October 16, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

A deep sea fishing vessel with her six member crew sunk off Kerala coast - 45 nautical miles off Kozhikode coast - on Wednesday night after rammed by a ship. Out of the six crew members, two were rescued by naval agencies while three are still missing and...

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