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West Bengal: Coronavirus: Stranded far from home, Bengal farmer in quarantine on boat by Manogya Loiwal April 03, 2020   |  Source: India Today

In elderly West Bengal farmer stranded over 200 km from his Nabadwip home during lockdown and needing to self-quarantine found an unusual solution: a fishing boat. Niranjan Haldar, 65, travelled to Malda last month to visit his niece. When he developed sy...

Maharashtra: Fisherfolk to get separate landing point at Karanja jetty by Shreya Sharma April 03, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The State Fisheries Department is working to set up a separate landing point at the busy Karanja jetty in Uran for unloading the day’s catch of fish, keeping in mind the social distancing norms that are to be mandatorily followed as per State guidelines...

Andhra Pradesh: Operations banned at fishing harbour in Visakhapatnam April 03, 2020   |  Source: Yo Vizag

Following the directives of Visakhapatnam District Collector V Vinay Chand (IAS), a ban on the harvesting, auction, and retail marketing of marine products has been imposed at the fishing harbour in the city, on Wednesday. The Visakhapatnam District Fishe...

Bangladesh: Scrambles to tackle COVID19 April 03, 2020   |  Source: ORF Online

The official report in Bangladesh is that the number of known cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus (Covid 19) is now 44, with five persons having died from it. The feeling among sections of the public, though, is that there could be many mo...

India: The gendered footprint of COVID19 April 03, 2020   |  Source: ORF Online

Pandemics and epidemics affect men and women differently, just like conflicts affect men and women differently. The 2014 Ebola virus and 2015-16 Zika virus in Brazil reinforced long standing gender inequity. Factors such as the proportion of health worker...

Odisha: Corona Impact: 20,000 fishermen in Puri face untold misery April 03, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

About twenty thousand sea fishermen in Puri and Chadrabhaga are facing untold misery as their fishing has been stopped due to nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. According to Babula Prasad , who is leading a NGO working for fisher...

India: Requisition support of fish workers' organisations to identify fish workers for providing relief April 03, 2020   |  Source : NPSSFW(I)

The Department of Fisheries in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying of the Government of India under their D.O. Nos. 12035/1/2015-Fy(WU) dt. 26.03.2020 and No. 12035/1/2015-Fy(WU) dt. 30.03.2020 (copy attached) have positively acted up...

Odisha: Ganjam fisherwomen unite to get back fish trade from monopolistic traders by PRIYA RANJAN SAHU April 02, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

As the sun moved above the horizon dividing the sky and sea, five boats approached the coast at Sana Nolia Nuagaon, a fishing village in Ganjam district of eastern Indian state of Odisha. The quiet beach instantly sprang to life as the boat, which had gon...

Maharashtra: Centre developing lockdown relief package for fishing community April 02, 2020   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The Centre has directed all coastal states to submit bank details of affected fishers, fish farmers, and vendors during the COVID-19 lockdown to develop a relief package. The Maharashtra fisheries department said the list of affected fisher folk and allie...

Tamil Nadu: Covid-19 lockdown: Fish in stock, but fishermen at sea by M K Ananth April 02, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

In Thoothoor region of Kanyakumari, seer fish which usually costs Rs 700 is now available at Rs 200. It’s a steal for fish lovers, but reflects the threat that deep sea fishermen are facing. Stringent restrictions on transportation of fish from the harb...

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