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GAF7: A deeper feminist perspective to benefit fish and fishing communities October 18, 2018   |  Source: GENDER IN AQUACULTURE & FISHERIES CONFERENCE 2018

Unsustainable practices in global fisheries and aquaculture have impacted on women in the sector, highlighting the need for a strong feminist framework to inform policy and development approaches toward socially and environmentally-just fisheries. Deepeni...

World News: Joining forces for fisheries: 300+ delegates to gather for 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress October 18, 2018   |  Source: TBTI

Over 300 researchers, practitioners, small-scale fishers, civil society organizations, environmental organizations, and government representatives will gather next week to discuss transdisciplinary strategies to sustain small-scale fisheries as a global f...

Bangladesh: 390 fishermen jailed in Barisal October 18, 2018   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The ban was imposed on hunting ilish in the rivers and the sea for 22 days with the aim of ilish conservation during the main reproduction season. 390 fishermen from six districts of Barisal have been jailed over different spans of time for netting mother...

Karnataka: Gangolli set to emerge as a major fisheries centre by Ganesh Prabhu October 18, 2018   |  Source: The Hindu

With the work on the breakwaters expected to be completed in a couple of months, the Gangolli fisheries harbour is set to emerge as a second major fisheries centre in Udupi district. The work on the breakwaters is nearly complete and would help in smooth ...

Kerala: App to aid fishermen at sea launched in district October 18, 2018   |  Source: The Times of India

The mobile application, Sagara, launched by the fisheries department to ensure safety of fishermen at sea had its district-level inauguration at Thoppumapady on Monday. The function, which was attended by more than hundreds of members of fishermen communi...

Nagaland: Tested imported fish allowed October 18, 2018   |  Source: Nagaland Post

After around four months of ban on import of fish to Nagaland(from Andhra Pradesh), a large consignment of fish from Andhra Pradesh was cleared as safe and without formalin, by the food safety officials from the Health department. Sources said that the fi...

Tamil Nadu: Govt. orders repatriation of fisherman October 18, 2018   |  Source: The Hindu

Sri Lankan Tamil fisherman A. Mariyadoss’s 10-month-long-battle to return home, after Rameswaram fishermen rescued him when he was battling for life on the high seas in December 2017, drew to a close, with the Tamil Nadu government ordering that he can ...

Pakistan: Forces capture 11 Indian fishermen, seize their boats off Gujarat coast October 18, 2018   |  Source: Scroll.In

Pakistan’s maritime forces on Wednesday captured 11 Indian fishermen and seized their boat in the Arabian Sea, PTI reported. The Indian Coast Guard said that it is in touch with its counterparts in Pakistan to enable the release of the captured men and ...

Bihar: Wetlands are on a ventilator, but there is still hope from the ground by Gurvinder Singh October 18, 2018   |  Source: Mongabay

Seventy-year-old Narayan Sahni reminiscences the days when he used to catch around 8-10 kilograms of fish from the Kanwar Lake in Bihar almost every day. The catch was enough to run his family of four, including his two children. But for the past decade, ...

Myanmar: Expands protected area for rare Irrawaddy dolphin October 18, 2018   |  Source: Mongabay

The Myanmar government has expanded a protected stretch of the Irrawaddy River as part of efforts to save the critically endangered dolphin species of the same name. The Irrawaddy Dolphin Protected Area, established in 2005 with an initial span of 74 kilo...

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