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Kerala: El Nino threat likely to land Kerala’s fishermen in a Catch-22 situation by Manoj Viswanathan March 22, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Struggling to wriggle out of the livelihood crisis caused by dwindling catch, fishermen are staring at another catastrophe as the rising temperature, triggered by El Nino, is expected to adversely impact the availability of fish stocks in the Arabian Sea....

Tamil Nadu: Ban on rearing of African catfish March 22, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The district administration has imposed a ban on farming of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) that pose a threat to native aquatic species. A release from District Collector C. Kathiravan said that the National Green Tribunal through its order no 43...

Karnataka; Fishermen from Chikkamagaluru allege threat in Dakshina Kannada March 22, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

For over a month, traditional fishermen hailing from Chikkamagaluru, who have been staying in thatched huts on the banks of the Netravathi at Jeppinamogaru here, are living in the fear of attack by local fishermen. “We are being forced to lay our net...

Odisha: A women’s squad in Odisha defends its forest for 20 years by Sahana Ghosh March 22, 2019   |  Source: Mongabay

For close to 20 years after a supercyclone ravaged Odisha, a group of women along the coast has been standing sentinel over their beloved storm-shielding forest and mangrove cover. Deftly swinging and beating their sturdy bamboo sticks, 75 women in Gundal...

Karnataka: Migrant fishermen likely to take break to go to hometowns to vote by Arockiaraj Johnbosco March 22, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The fishing hubs of coastal Karnataka — Mangaluru, Malpe and Karwar — are typically a multi-lingual set up as the mechanised fishing here heavily depends on workforce hailing from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and also from north India. There ar...

Pakistan: Sixth National report to the UN convention on CBD March 22, 2019   |  Source: Technology Times

Ministry of Climate Change and IUCN Pakistan co-organized a workshop to validate and finalize the 6th National Report (6NR) of Pakistan to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at a local hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The report refl...

Pakistan: National agri plan: 13 projects of Rs. 290b in all provinces in next 5 years by Israr Khan March 22, 2019   |  Source: The International News

The federal government with the coordination of all provinces would spend Rs290 billion on National Agriculture Emergency Programme in next five years, aimed at boosting crops yield, fishery and livestock development as well as water conservation of a lit...

Myanmar: ‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations by EMILY FISHBEIN March 22, 2019   |  Source: Frontier Myanmar

On the afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township. Residents of two nearby villages, Aung Myay One and Aung Myay Two, collected and ate the fish, which were taken from the Nam ...

Maharashtra: Coastal Road Project: Development not at cost of fishermen's livelihood; Bombay HC questions Maha government March 21, 2019   |  Source: Times Now

The Bombay High Court has questioned not only the Maharastra government but also the authorities including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), and the Ministry of Environment and Forest for not conducting a proper survey on how the proposed coa...

India: Protests US rejection of shrimp for alleged antibiotic use by K.V. Venkatasubramanian March 21, 2019   |  Source: C&en

India is raising concerns about the rejection of its shrimp shipments by the US Food and Drug Administration for alleged use of banned antibiotics such as chloramphenicol or nitrofurans to prevent disease outbreaks. The analytical tests to detect antibiot...

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