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Uttarakhand: Why the Court Ruling to Humanise the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers Rings Hollow by RADHA GOPALAN March 28, 2017   |  Source: The Wire

On March 20, 2017, the high court of Uttarakhand ruled that “the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, all their tributaries, streams, every natural water flowing with flow continuously or intermittently of these rivers, are declared as juristic/legal persons/living...

Maldives: Impacts of mass coral die-off on Indian Ocean reefs revealed March 28, 2017   |  Source: Ecologist

Warming sea waters - caused by climate change and extreme climatic events - threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially devastating implications for many reef species and the human communities that reefs support warn scientists at Exe...

Odisha: 3,700 illegal immigrants detected in Odisha: Govt March 28, 2017   |  Source: India.Com

As many as 3,700 illegal immigrants have been identified in Odisha and some of them found to be involved in petty theft, Lok Sabha was told today. “As per available information, around 3,700 such immigrants have been identified in Odisha,” Minister of...

Goa: Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority stops Cutbona jetty upgradation March 28, 2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The fisheries department's ambitious plan to upgrade Cutbona jetty with a 225 m extension and improvement to sanitation has hit a roadblock with Velim panchayat denying the issuance of any approvals for the work. While Goa Coastal Zone Management Authorit...

Tamil Nadu: Fish landing centre at Kunthukal on the anvil March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

To decongest the Rameswaram fishing jetty and persuade the fishermen to take to deep sea fishing in Indian Ocean and avoid getting arrested by the Sri Lankan navy, the Tamil Nadu government has proposed to establish a fish landing centre at Kunthukal near...

Bangladesh: Myanmar BGP picks up 2 Bangladeshi fishermen March 27, 2017   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2017 Dhaka Tribune

Members of Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) have allegedly picked up two Bangladeshi fishermen in the Naf River at Teknaf. The detained fishermen are Mohammad Yunus, 35, and Abu Taher, 28.Quoting family members, BGB Battalion 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col ...

Manipur: Notes from Manipur March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

In a busy market in Imphal, I catch a strong gaze on me. We lock eyes, raise our eyebrows, exchange smiles, and within five minutes, I’m hauled on the platform by two pairs of athletic but graceful arms and plonked in between three women, an array of sm...

Kerala: Fishermen to fight for legacy of Chinese nets by T SUDHEESH March 27, 2017   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle  | Copyright: 2015 - 2017 Deccan Chronicle

The inland fishermen in the state have decided to launch an agitation against the fisheries department move to tighten the rules against Chinese nets. Over 10,000 fishermen would be directly affected by the department’s decision to remove unauthori...

Sri Lanka: Protecting Sri Lanka’s Dugongs by Ifham Nizam March 27, 2017   |  Source: The Sunday Leader

Fishing communities in Puttalam, Kalpitiya once practiced illegal methods, especially when it came to fishing gear that threatens Dugong-a large marine mammal, and sea grass habitats have chosen A number of alternatives thanks to the conservation initiat...

Odisha: Six held for fishing near Gahirmatha marine sanctuary March 27, 2017   |  Source: Orissadiary  | Copyright: OdishaDiary.com

At least six fishermen were arrested for fishing near a turtle nesting site at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary. The wildlife officials nabbed the men when they were fishing in the core area of the Gahirmatha. A mechanised trawler and 100 kg of fish were also ...

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