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India: Fisheries’ body develops nano solutions to prevent biofouling in aquaculture nets by V Sajeev Kumar April 07, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s arm Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) has developed nanotechnology solutions to prevent the growth of unwanted organisms, also known as biofouling, in the polyethylene nets that are used for a...

Maldives: Shark fishing for profit could soon be legal April 07, 2021   |  Source: Euro News

After an 11-year ban on shark fishing in the Maldives, the country has announced plans to discuss legalising the practice again. Sharks have always been a valuable tourist attraction in the small island nation, which is one of the top destinations for div...

Bangladesh: Experimental vannamei shrimp cultivation underway by Dipankar Roy April 07, 2021   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2021 / thedailystar.net

Bangladesh has finally started to farm vannamei shrimp on pilot basis following pleas from exporters as locally grown black tiger shrimp and freshwater prawn are unable to compete with cheaper varieties in western markets. Purchased from Thailand, the fir...

Odisha: Hand pump buried in sand, temple without deity: Seven villages start vanishing from Odisha map by Aishwarya Mohanty April 07, 2021   |  Source: The Indian Express  | Copyright: 2021The Indian Express [P] Ltd.

This 17-km stretch along the coast in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, which was once home for nearly 700 families, now stands in solitude, a vast expanse covered in sand as far as the eye can see, peppered with palm trees and abandoned cattle. Close to th...

Kerala: Net gains: How India trawlers’ plastic catch is helping to rebuild roads by Neeta Lal April 07, 2021   |  Source: The Guardian  | Copyright: 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited

For years, plastic caught by fishing communities on the Kollam coast in India’s southern state of Kerala was thrown back into the water, damaging aquatic ecosystems and killing fish. But fishers are spearheading an innovative initiative to clean up the ...

Odisha: Climate change is forcing Indians to migrate far from home by Sibi Arasu April 07, 2021   |  Source: Live Mint

Pratap Malik, who comes from Radhaballavpur village in Balasore district, Odisha, went to Bengaluru years ago in search of work, seeking an escape from the river that today is not so much near his family’s home as in it. With every passing year, the flo...

Pakistan: BCDA for accelerating development work in coastal areas by Muhammad Irfan April 07, 2021   |  Source: Urdu Point  | Copyright: 1997-2021, UrduPoint Network

The governing body meeting of Balochistan Coastal Development Authority ( BCDA) Tuesday took several important decisions for accelerating development work in the coastal areas. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, said Mir Abdul Rauf ...

Myanmar: Mekong countries to invest over $60 mln to improve state of river by Viet Anh April 07, 2021   |  Source: VN Express

The Mekong River Commission has unveiled the financial component of a new strategy to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the river basin. Under the new five-year strategic plan, it seeks to invest over $60 million, of which about...

Pakistan: Supreme Committee for aquatic resources reviews plans to overhaul licencing process for fishermen, fishing boat April 05, 2021   |  Source: Urdu Point

The Supreme Committee for the Exploitation, Protection, and Development of Living Aquatic Resources held its first meeting of this year presided over by Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. At the meeting, Dr. Al Nua...

India: Uniform fishing ban in Indian EEZ: NPSSFW demands scale subsidiarity April 05, 2021   |  Source : NPSSFW

The Government of India in the Department of Fisheries has imposed uniform fishing bans in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) beyond territorial waters for both East and West coasts under their Order No. 30035/l5/97-Fy (T-l) Vol.V Dt.30.03.2021 (copy at...

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