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Kerala: Better safety features for new fishing boat March 21, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

In the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, one question that rattled fishermen was this; how safe are our fishing boats? Perhaps, Sea Dragon-44 is the cost-effective solution everyone has been searching for. Sea Dragon-44 is the new, and reportedly safer, fishing...

Kerala: Gone with the sea erosion by Steena Das March 21, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

‘I had spent all my savings on the house which is now unfit to live in, after the sea erosion. We've been requesting the Fisheries Department to provide a replacement since the last sea erosion. Until Tuesday, nothing had been done. Right after this ero...

Kerala: Fishermen, govt in a tangle over juvenile catch by V Sajeev Kumar March 21, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Kerala’s mechanised fishing boat operators and Fisheries department are at loggerheads over the seizure of fishing boats and imposition of fine after the discovery of small fish in their deep-sea catches. The boat operators have sought the intervention ...

Andhra Pradesh: Open Source Fisheries yields good results in coastal districts March 21, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

Under the Open Source Fisheries (OSF) programme, the nursery farmers in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari have produced 4.42 crore fingerlings in 2018-19. The programme helped fishermen to use 543 ponds and 62 cages as nurseries to...

Jammu and Kashmir: KVK organises training on ‘Fresh Water Carp Culture’ March 21, 2019   |  Source: State Times

With an aim to attract more rural youths towards fish culture, National Fisheries Development Board(NFDB)-Hyderabad sponsored three day training programme on ‘Fresh water Carp Culture’ for the youths/fish farmers of district Doda, which commenced here...

India: No question of giving up special privileges at WTO, say larger developing countries by Amiti Sen March 21, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

‘In overall terms, the development divide remains firmly entrenched’. Larger developing countries, including India, China and Brazil, have taken on developed countries that are demanding discontinuation of the special and differential treatment extend...

Bangladesh: Four Bangladeshi fishermen return from Myanmar jail after nine years March 21, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Four Bangladeshi fishermen have returned from Myanmar after serving nine years in jail in the neighbouring country. They were brought back through a flag meeting between Bangladesh and Myanmar border guards at the Maungdaw immigration centre on Wednesday ...

World News: Informality of labour regulations is the main challenges in fisheries, recent FAO study says March 21, 2019   |  Source: FAO

In fisheries, there are particular labour and safety issues, including occupational safety and health, entry into workforce and working conditions, which are governed by a range of specialized and general international instruments. While work in aquacultu...

Kerala: Sanction for modern seafood processing plant at Vizhinjam March 20, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The state government has given sanction to the proposal of fisheries department to start a modern sea food processing plant and a sales outlet at Vizhinjam port area as part of helping the fishermen community who had been badly affected by Ockhi. The proj...

Kerala: Where have all the fish gone in Kerala? March 20, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The rise in temperature across the state stands as an obstacle for fishermen to eke out a proper living. The rate of fish landings have considerably dropped, said scientists with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Vizhinjam, based on...

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