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Tamil Nadu: Kin of fishermen seek minister’s help June 14, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

The kin of eight fishermen from Kanyakumari district who went missing in Cyclone Phyan in the Arabian Sea in November, 2009 and relatives of nine Indian fishermen convicted in Iran for entering their territorial waters petitioned fisheries minister Anitha...

India: WTO to hold key meeting of trade ministers on July 15 over fisheries subsidies June 14, 2021   |  Source: Business Today

The chief of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has convened a meeting of all trade ministers on July 15 to iron out differences with regard to providing fisheries subsidies, sources said. The aim is to conclude the negotiations soon and after that a text...

Maharashtra: Cabinet nod to climate fund plan for coastal restoration by Prayag Arora-Desai June 14, 2021   |  Source: The Hindustan Times

The Maharashtra cabinet has given its assent to the implementation of a Global Climate Fund initiative — Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities — in four districts on the Konkan coast, including Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg an...

Assam: Fish out of Water: Condition of Moran Fishermen June 14, 2021   |  Source: Sentinel Assam

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the deadly virus have been harsh on most people. Businesses and industries and small entrepreneurs have been badly hit. In Assam's Moran, a group of 20 self-employed hardworki...

Uttar Pradesh: Fish trade hit after COVID bodies dumped in river June 14, 2021   |  Source: Sentinel Assam

The fish business in Prayagraj, Lucknow and Kanpur have been severely hit after COVID bodies were found floating in rivers last month. "We resumed business two days ago when the Corona curfew was lifted but people are just not coming forward to buy fish. ...

Manipur: Minister appeals to stop encroachment on fishery area June 14, 2021   |  Source: United News of India

Fishery Minister S. Rajen Singh today said any form of illegal encroaching activities by individuals in the Waithou fishery area should be stopped immediately. Rajen was speaking to the media during a visit to Waithou Lake (Pat) today. He said that the go...

West Bengal: Of cyclones and the tigers of Sundarbans by Abhiroop Chowdhury and Armin Rosencranz June 14, 2021   |  Source: The Statesman

Cyclone ‘Yaas” devastated vast tracts of the Indian Sundarbans on 26 May 2021, breaking the vulnerable earthen dams along the river-banks and flooding the islands with salt water. The devastation amounted to an estimated Rs 15,000 crore in the state o...

Gujarat, Odisha and West Bengal: Managing risks from overlapping hazards by Nirmalya Choudhury June 14, 2021   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2021 The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

Within a span of a week, first the Western Coast (Gujarat in particular) and then the eastern coast (Odisha and West Bengal) were battered with cyclones —Tauktae in the west and Yaas in the east. While cyclones and storms are not unusual on the Eastern ...

West Bengal: One dead, three fishermen missing as hilsa trawler capsizes near Nandigram by Anshuman Phadikar June 14, 2021   |  Source: The Telegraph

A trawler driver drowned and three fishermen went missing late on Saturday night when their vessel, moored at Gangamela ghat on river Hooghly in East Midnapore’s Nandigram, capsized during a sudden high tide. The crew of 14 aboard the vessel, Maa Karuna...

Bangladesh: Shortage of refrigerator containers disrupts shrimp, fish export June 14, 2021   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2021 / thedailystar.net

Shaikh Sohel Pervez, secretary of the organisation, said, since last Eid-ul-Fitr, the export of processed frozen shrimp and fish to the country's ports has been hampered due to shortage of the required number of refrigerator containers, especially at Mong...

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