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Andhra Pradesh: Idling fishermen to get work under NREGA April 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

For the first time, fishermen community would get livelihood during the period of ban on fishing activity all along the sea coast, thanks to works being extended for fishermen under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The fis...

Odisha: CRPF to protect Chilika fishermen at HC behest April 20, 2016   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2015. Orissapost

The Orissa High Court has directed Puri district collector to deploy Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel for the safety of leaseholder fishermen in Chilika lake. Justice Sanju Panda has ordered Puri collector to take appropriate measures for dep...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Fisher bithak held at havelock April 20, 2016   |  Source: The Echo of India  | Copyright: Echo of India

The Director of Fisheries Shri. J Chandrasekhar along with Assistant Director of Fisheries, South Andaman visited Have lock on 16th April, 2016 to take stock of issues/problems faced by the fishers. A ‘Fisher Baithak’ was organized in the Community Ha...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to Manufacture Fish Meal for Export April 20, 2016   |  Source: The Fish Site  | Copyright: 2000 - 2014. 5m Publishing

The Government of Sri Lanka is taking steps to set up a project to manufacture fish meal for export market. This project will be set up in Mannar. The fisheries sector plays an important role in Sri Lanka’s Social and economic life. The sector contribut...

Sri Lanka: High demand in the global market for Sri Lankan freshwater fish April 20, 2016   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

Currently there is a high demand in the global market for the freshwater fish from Sri Lanka, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says. During an observation visit to the Kala Wewa reservoir recently, the Ministe...

India: Diagnostic kit for fish virus released April 20, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has released a virus diagnostic kit specific to betanoda virus that infects marine fish. The kit was released during a function held at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute by Trilochan Mohap...

India: Modi' s Maritime Ambitions Bode Well April 20, 2016   |  Source: The New Indian Express  | Copyright: 2016, The New Indian Express.

India’s maritime traditions are over 2,000 years old. Evidence suggests Arab traders used to buy spices from Kerala before the Common Era began. It was through the port of Surat that the British first traded with India. Small wonder that 4,500 delegates...

Tamil Nadu: Chennai's coastline is choked as zoning violations continue by Sibi Arasu April 19, 2016   |  Source: The Wire  | Copyright: The Wire

When the floods wreaked havoc in December last year, Chennai’s seafront and its many fishing villages were relatively unaffected. Many fishermen actually took their boats to help rescue people stranded inland, in neighbourhoods like Saidapet, Velachery,...

India: Coastal Governance: more power sought for regional, dist-level bodies April 19, 2016   |  Source: Deccan Herald  | Copyright: 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd.

A dialogue on challenges of coastal governance in Karnataka, organised by the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, under Namati Environmental Justice programme, recommended more powers to the institutions at the regio...

India: Four extension later, India' s coastal management plan still in tatters by NIHAR GOKHALE April 19, 2016   |  Source: Catch News  | Copyright: 2015 catchnews.com.

The Modi government's 'maximum governance' has come to a screeching halt on India's 7,517-kilometer coastline. On 31 January, India's coastal zone management plan - the key to what can, and cannot, be allowed along the shore - expired. The government has ...

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