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Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India: World Bank approves USD 1 billion emergency financing for India, USD 200 million for Pakistan, USD 100 million for Afghanistan, USD 7.3 million for Maldives and USD 128.6 million for Sri Lanka. to tackle coronavirus outbreak April 06, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

The World Bank on Thursday approved USD 1-billion emergency financing for India to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 76 lives and infected 2,500 others in the country. The World Bank's first set of aid projects, amounting to USD 1.9 billi...

Sri Lanka: Tamil fishermen say Canadian company and Sri Lankan police block them from accessing sea April 06, 2020   |  Source: Tamil Guardian

The owner of a private Canadian company has reportedly blocked Tamil fishermen in Mullaitivu from going out to sea, with the assistance of the Sri Lankan security forces, seriously threatening their livelihood amidst a military enforced curfew during the ...

Bangladesh: Economy may be collapsed April 06, 2020   |  Source: Daily Industry

Experts have expressed their deep concern witnessing the present economic performance of the country including Gross Domestic Product (GDP) achievement that the economy may be crashed soon, said experts. The coronavirus outbreak severely affected on the p...

Waste emissions, flooding devastate cage fish farming in Pakistan’s Multan April 06, 2020   |  Source: Samaa TV

Continuous emissions of waste and flooding have affected cage fish farming on the bank of the Chenab River in Multan. The farmers have suffered financial losses. They complain that their fish have been killed due to the flooding.

Sri Lanka: Farmers and fishermen in distress; unable to support livelihood April 06, 2020   |  Source: News First LK

The people of Lahugala in Ampara earn a living by farming. However, they have been severely inconvenienced due to wild elephants. Area residents say that the elephants attack homes in which paddy reaped during the harvesting season had been stored. The la...

Tamil Nadu: Rough times for fisheries to get worse after Covid-19 lockdown is lifted April 06, 2020   |  Source: Business Standard

The fishing industry in the southern part of Tamil Nadu has been impacted ever since the Government announced lockdown 12 days ago. Though fish has been mentioned as an essential in the Government list, fishermen simply aren't able to sell as several rest...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Administration moves to block COVID-19 from reaching indigenous tribals by Ravik Bhattacharya April 06, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

At a time when the count of positive coronavirus cases in Port Blair has jumped to 10, the Union Territory administration has turned its focus to the welfare of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The administr...

Puducherry: National Fisherfolk Forum demands declaration of fishing as an essential service April 06, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

In a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, former MLA and Forum chairperson M. Ilango said that fish was a cheap source of protein for a large section of population in the country The National Fisherfolk Forum (NFF) has demanded the declar...

Goa: Traditional fishermen seek economic package April 06, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

Amidst the lockdown in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, and an impending 61-day fishing ban, the traditional fishermen have sought an economic package, while also demanding with the government to exempt them from the lockdown. In a memorandum to the Chief ...

Kerala: Fishers lock horns over fishing ban by Navamy Sudhish April 06, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Mechanised trawlers want the ban to be lifted to cater to huge export demand. The fishers in traditional and mechanised sectors have locked horns over the annual fishing ban that begins in the East Coast States on April 15. A proposal to merge the lockdow...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)