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Karnataka: Fishermen to get Kisan Credit Cards shortly, says Kota January 21, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Minister for Ports, Fisheries and Muzrai Kota Srinivas Poojary said here on Monday that about 23,000 fishermen, who will benefit from the State government’s decision to waive loans of up to Rs.50,000 from nationalised banks during 2017-19, will receive ...

Odisha: Bhitarkarnika National Park Declared Criticially Vulnerable Coastal Area January 21, 2020   |  Source: Odisha Bytes

Bhitarkanika National Park has become Odisha’s first Critically Vulnerable Coastal Area (CVCA) by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry. The Ministry, in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification accorded the tag to Bhitarkanika...

India: Waiving off oil, gas exploration clearance could’ve grave consequences January 21, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

The Centre’s decision on January 16, 2020, to waive off environmental clearance (EC) for onshore and offshore gas as well as oil exploration projects could have serious consequences, according to an expert from New Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Scie...

India: Soon, genome sequencing of Indian oil sardine January 21, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The whole genome sequencing (WGS) of the Indian oil sardine is likely to be released this year by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). This will help researchers understand sardine behavior, which is probably leading to falling marine ...

Chhattisgarh: Abandoned mine turns as livelihood source for poor tribals January 21, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Surajpur district, in north Chhattisgarh, has taken an innovative route as an effective solution to a vexed issue of several abandoned mines lying idle without any reclamation process undertaken. One such deserted mines of the Coal India Ltd (CIL) at Kena...

Bangladesh: 'The river is our home': Bangladeshi boatmen mourn their receding waters January 21, 2020   |  Source: The Guardian

Holding his downturned palm level with his waist, Musana Robi Das indicates how tall he was when he started working on Bangladesh’s rivers. As a child he helped his father ferry villagers across local waterways. Now a tall and spindly 50-year-old, he ha...

Bangladesh: 26 Indian fishermen detained for intrusion in Bagerhat January 21, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh Navy detained 26 Indian fishermen, and seized two fishing trawlers that were fishing illegally inside Bangladeshi maritime boundary in Bagerhat. The identities of the detained are yet to be confirmed. A team of navy arrested 26 Indian fisher...

Sri Lanka: Several regulations for fisheries industry to be presented to parliament next week January 21, 2020   |  Source: Adaderana

Nine regulations under the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act including the prohibition on disposal of industrial or domestic effluent directly or indirectly to Sri Lanka Waters will be taken up for debate in Parliament on 21st January 2020. These r...

Maharashtra: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture organises a cleanup drive at Worli Koliwada January 21, 2020   |  Source: Indulge Express

If you have watched Coldplay and Beyoncé's Hymn For The Weekend music video, you must have seen Mumbai’s Worli Koliwada, one of the earliest fishing villages in Mumbai where the video was shot. The land is also said to be one of the original seven isla...

World News: UN Convention on Biodiversity Proposes Protection of at Least 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030 January 20, 2020   |  Source: National Geographic

Today, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity released its ‘zero draft’ text proposal for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Featured in the text is a target to protect at least 30% of the planet — land and sea — by 2030. T...

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