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India: MPEDA, Tata trusts to help rural communities move to aquaculture April 07, 2016   |  Source: The Fish Site  | Copyright: 2000 - 2014. 5m Publishing

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has partnered with Tata Trusts to help rural communities which are dependent on fisheries and aquaculture. The partnership will support better fishing practices, besides developing market linkages a...

Tamil Nadu: Ninety nine Indian fishermen released April 07, 2016   |  Source: Daily News  | Copyright: The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Ninety nine Indian fishermen who were arrested on poaching charge and lodged in Lankan prisons were released on Tuesday, U. Arulanandham, president of Indian Alliance for the Release of Innocent Fishermen (ARIF) said. After their release, 35 fishermen wer...

Tamil Nadu: Increase in rent in fish markets leaves traders gasping April 07, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

Traders of fish markets in Puthur and Subramaniapuram are up in arms against the sudden steep increase in rent for the shops and common space. It is said that the Tiruchirapalli City Corporation, which owns the fish markets, has recently given license to ...

Kerala: Ballast water bringing invasive species to coasts by T. Nandakumar April 07, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The expansion of seaports and minor ports could pave the way for the arrival of invasive species in coastal areas. Scientists fear that ballast water carried by ships is providing a vehicle to bring in exotic species. A recent survey by the Department of ...

Kerala: Swiss company helps develop Indian organic shrimp aquaculture model April 07, 2016   |  Source: The Fish Site  | Copyright: 2000 - 2014. 5m Publishing

The Switzerland-based Coop Cooperative has offered its support to Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) for organic shrimp farming model in the State. Gerhard Zurlutter, a representative of Coop Cooperative, held a meeting with Kufos of...

Goa: GRE opposes LED lights in Goa's waters April 07, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Goenchea Ramponkaranchea Ekvott (GRE) has opposed the use of LED lights in the territorial waters of Goa, stating that this foreign fishing method is totally destructive in nature. GRE president Agnelo Rodrigues alleged that boat owners have invested lakh...

Goa: Existing CZMP extended up to January 2017 April 07, 2016   |  Source: GOA COM  | Copyright: 2016 GOACOM

The State government has extended the existing Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) up to January 2017, pending the ongoing process to draft a new plan. The existing CZMP, drafted in 1996 (extended time and again) was valid up to January 2016, post which a...

Maharashtra: Taloja industries join fishermen to protest Kasadi river pollution April 07, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

In a rare gesture of solidarity, Taloja Industries Association has joined the fishing community to protest the release of untreated waste from the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Taloja, which is polluting Kasadi river. Honorary president of the...

Maharashtra: Fishermen rescued after boat crashes into rock April 07, 2016   |  Source: Business Standard  | Copyright: 2015 Business Standard Private Ltd.

Marine police today rescued fifteen fishermen off Vasai coast in Palghar district of Maharashtra after their boat crashed into a rock. Vasai tehesildar Gajendra Patole said that the fishermen sailed out early today onboard 'Devdoot' boat from Arnala. It r...

Bangladesh: Climate change and health in Bangladesh: a baseline cross-sectional survey by Kabir April 06, 2016   |  Source: Global Health Action

Bangladesh is facing the unavoidable challenge of adaptation to climate change. However, very little is known in relation to climate change and health. This article provides information on potential climate change impact on health, magnitude of climate-se...

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