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Odisha: Coronavirus, dip in imports bring hard times for fish traders April 06, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

For the fish-loving Odia, the price is beginning to pinch the pocket. With fish import from Andhra Pradesh dropping by the day, it has affected the supply chain. What has made the matters worse is local fishermen community is not venturing out due to the ...

Lockdown impact: With no access to livelihood, small scale fisheries sector needs urgent relief measures from govt April 06, 2020   |  Source: First Post

The small scale fisheries sector, also known as artisanal or traditional fisheries, are practiced by fishermen who use unique methods of fishing based on natural tidal patterns and seasons, small boats, go fishing for limited periods, make few trips and u...

Karnataka: Migrant fish workers stranded during COVID-19 lockdown, need more Karnataka government support by SUPRIYA VOHRA April 06, 2020   |  Source: Caravan Magazine

Badi Narayan is a 28-year-old crew member of NR2, a multi-day fishing trawler, that operates off the coast of Mangaluru. “We came back from our last fishing trip around ten days ago, I can’t recall the exact date,” he said on 2 April. Since then, th...

Andhra Pradesh: Special train sought to bring back over 5,000 Andhra Pradesh fishermen stranded along the Gujarat coast April 06, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

A majority of the fishermen were forced to stay at the coast of Veraval of Gir Somnath district, and are facing multiple health problems due to lack of food and shelter. Srikakuam District Fishermen Community Welfare Association convener Duda Sudhakar, an...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Coronavirus outbreak: Andaman’s indigenous tribes face extinction threat April 03, 2020   |  Source: Live Mint

...In the past week, the islands have seen an alarming rise in infections since reporting the first case on 26 March. Confirmed cases currently stand at 10 with more than 1,500 under home and special quarantine. Subsequently, all of them tested positive o...

Gujarat: 75,000 fishermen stay safe off the coast by Meghdoot Sharon April 03, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Gujarat’s fishermen could be the most shielded against the Covid-19 pandemic. About 75,000 fishermen are staying put in the sea after the lockdown was announced following the coronavirus outbreak. Leaders of the fishing community decided that the safest...

Kerala: Allows fishing in small boats from April 4, catch to be sold without drawing crowds April 03, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The government has allowed fishermen to carry out restricted fishing activities from April 4 to help the community and ensure the availability of fish. The sale of fish would be held strictly in accordance with the social distancing practiced during the l...

Kerala: Now, trawling ban stares in the face of lockdown-battered fishers by Mithosh Joseph April 03, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fishermen and their families across the State are having a tough time with the steep decline in revenue following the lockdown and the delay in announcing a relief package by the Union and State governments. Now, with the Centre deciding to implement traw...

Pakistan: Sea gets a breather from toxic industrial waste amid lockdown by Jan Khaskheli April 03, 2020   |  Source: The International News

After lockdown started on March 15, 2020 – following the coronavirus pandemic- marine species, plants and the coastal communities started breathing safer air and witnessed betterment in the seawater. At least 11 main sewage channels and rainy rivers, in...

Kerala: Church extends helping hand to fisherfolk April 03, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and discussions over ensuring a ‘basic income’ for all, a church at a rural fishing hamlet in the district has walked the talk. It has decided to distribute Rs 2,000 to all families under it who are in deep financi...

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