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Kerala: Law proposed to streamline auctioning will ensure fair price for fishers: Mercykutty Amma October 22, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma on Wednesday sought to allay concerns of the fishermen community that the new law proposed to streamline the auctioning system in harbours would be detrimental to them.She criticised the divisive tactics orchestrated b...

Karnataka: Fishermen face health problems due to polluted river Phalguni October 21, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Fishermen who regularly undertake fishing activity in River Phalguni have been facing health problems since about a month. They claim that the moment they place their feet in the river between Boloor and Bengre, their feet start to itch. Thereafter, ulcer...

Pakistan: Fishermen not taking bait as Chinese boats line up in Karachi by NAIMAT KHAN October 21, 2020   |  Source: Arab News

Pakistan is planning to allow Chinese companies to carry out deep-sea fishing in the country’s territorial waters. But a pressure group representing Pakistani fishermen has said the move could threaten the livelihoods of at least 3 million people. A doz...

Tamil Nadu: Use of banned purse seine nets has Kanniyakumari fishermen up in arms October 21, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Following the Thoothukudi country boat fishermen, the fishermen in Kanniyakumari have raised a banner of revolt against the use of purse seine nets by a section of fishers in the district saying the use of the banned fishnet would “destroy marine wealth...

Tamil Nadu: Meeting on structure to facilitate fishing boats in Pulicat on October 29 by Ram Sundaram October 21, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

After much delay, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) is finally organising a meeting seeking public opinion on the proposed project to build training walls at Pulicat Lake. A training wall is a wall or jetty that confines and directs the flow of a...

Odisha: Gahirmatha buoys up before Olive Ridley nesting season October 21, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

In view of the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles, the Forest department has decided to demarcate the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary within Bhitarkanika National Park by installing buoys in the sea. A seven-month fishing ban will also be imposed in the san...

Himachal Pradesh: Indian state aims to set up 15 RAS ponds by 2025 October 21, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh has planned to build 15 land-based fish ponds using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology to boost local fish production over the next five years, The Times of India reported. The plan is part of th...

Manipur: Fish farming training October 21, 2020   |  Source: The Sangai Express

The Directorate of Fisheries has notified that the department is going to organise two days skill development training/workshop programme on ‘Bio-Floc Fish Farming’ starting from October 22. The training will be organised batch wise with each batch co...

India: Re-imaging agriculture through the lens of food processing industry October 21, 2020   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the criticality of food security and food surplus management in the current policy space. To this end, policy steps in the agriculture sector in recent years have shifted their orientation from sustenance to marketing...

Myanmar: Marine exports hit by COVID-19, falling dollar October 21, 2020   |  Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s exports fell by more than US$300 million at the start of the new fiscal year compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Exports earned $132.18 million during October 1-9, compared to $455.11 million in the sa...

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