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Odisha: Boost fish farming in dams, NRO to State Govt July 02, 2020   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

Non-resident Odia (NRO) Prof Digambara Patra of the American University of Beirut, who is a native of Kalahandi district, has suggested the State Government to explore possibility of fish farming in major dams including the Hirakud reservoirs, to provide ...

Sri Lanka: Coca-Cola partners with Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation to achieve responsible disposal of PET Plastic Bottles & protect the ocean July 02, 2020   |  Source: BIZ

Deepening its drive to accelerate recovery of PET plastics in Sri Lanka, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd.’s (CCBSL) significant partnership with The Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation is making great strides. CCBSL established 15 large scale 5000 Kg ...

Pakistan: MOMA to prepare National Plan of Action for Marine capture fisheries July 02, 2020   |  Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

Ministry of Maritime Affairs (MoMA) is preparing a National Plan of Action for marine fisheries sector. Federal Minister Ali Haider Zaidi said in a statement that the programme would address all the issues related to the compliance of IOTC obligations, e....

West Bengal: Pricey diesel extends Bengal’s wait for Hilsa by Subhendu Maiti July 01, 2020   |  Source: The Statesman

With regular hike in diesel prices during the past three weeks and economic uncertainty caused by Covid-19 pandemic have badly hit fishermen to ply trawlers to catch Bengali’s most coveted Hilsa fish in the sea. Aggrieved with the dual crisis most of th...

World News: Saving workers from the hell of the fishing industry in Asia by Annick Berger July 01, 2020   |  Source: Equal Times

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in 2017, 40.1 million people worldwide worked on fishing vessels. These men and women are sometimes forcibly conscripted onto boats where their most basic rights are violated....

Bangladesh: Misuse of tax benefits by fish, poultry businesses continues unabated by Jasim Uddin July 01, 2020   |  Source: New Age BD

Misuse of tax benefits given to fish and poultry sectors has continued unabated due to lack of proper mechanism of the National Board of Revenue to crosscheck the income shown by the taxpayers from the sectors. Tax officials said that they used to express...

Pakistan: Experts oppose dam construction on Indus July 01, 2020   |  Source: The Express Tribune

Social activists, water experts and politicians staunchly opposed on Thursday the construction of dams on Indus River, maintaining that the move would cause further damage to the already dying Indus Delta. They expressed these views during an online sessi...

Tamil Nadu: Sardine fish caught with banned nets auctioned for Rs.4.56 lakh July 01, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries Department on Sunday auctioned for Rs. 4,56,400 seven lorry loads of sardine that were confiscated while crossing the Veppur check-post due to prohibitive fishing practice of netting the catches by mechanised boats. The fishes that were caug...

Assam: In pictures: ‘Mad floods’ amid a coronavirus lockdown in Assam’s Dibrugarh July 01, 2020   |  Source: Scroll.In

A popular radio artist, knee deep in water in his living room, strumming his guitar and singing an Assamese tune about the Brahmaputra’s “mad floods”, has captured the imagination of many on the internet. The video was shot last weekend in Upper Ass...

India: Giriraj Singh launches the first edition of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter “Matsya Sampada” July 01, 2020   |  Source: 5 Dairyan News

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Giriraj Singh todaylaunched the first edition of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter “MATSYA SAMPADA” published by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry for Fisheries, Animal Husba...

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