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Manipur: State needs average fish production of 3,000 kg/ha to be self sufficient: Expert March 20, 2019   |  Source: E-Pao

A three day training programme on skill development and capacity building in fisheries sector for fish farmers, entrepreneurs from Imphal West district started yesterday at the Training hall of Directorate of Fisheries, Lamphel. The programme on the topic...

Andhra Pradesh: Formalin occurs naturally in fish, claim Andhra fish traders March 20, 2019   |  Source: Nagaland Post

Even as the theory suggesting formalin inherently found in fish has been debunked by various microbiologists, fish traders from Andhra Pradesh seem to be adamant that formalin is naturally found in fish. For the second time on record, they have stuck to t...

Andhra Pradesh: Biometric cards for fisherfolk yet to reach March 20, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

The issue of biometric cards for fisherfolk who venture into sea for fishing, after the Mumbai terrorist attacks, is still incomplete even after 8 years of starting the process. The government planned to issue these cards to check infiltration through...

Maharashtra: Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra govt, BMC on coastal road project March 20, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Bombay high court on Tuesday questioned the state authorities on how could they begin work on a coastal road project without determining whether it was going to adversely affect fishing communities and breeding ground for fish along the proposed road....

Sri Lanka: Ministry to establish a special raid unit to prevent illegal fishing practices March 20, 2019   |  Source: Daily News LK

State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has decided to establish a special raid unit in order to prevent illegal fishing practices related to inland fishing industry of the country, Ministry sources said. The State Minister has al...

India: Adopt Inland fisheries and aquaculture policy in India, says Neelkanth Mishra March 20, 2019   |  Source: Change.Org

India offers a huge potential for aquaculture development. Different species of Indian carps catla roho and mrigal contribute between 70% and 75% of the total freshwater fish production. In the 1950s, fish from the seas accounted for over 70% of Ind...

Pakistan: Aquatic life in danger by SYED ASAD ALI RIZVI March 20, 2019   |  Source: The Nation

A recent research shows that near Karachi harbour area, the aquatic life is bearing harmful consequences of textile waste products. The textile industries have been releasing waste which contains hazardous and toxic pollutants which is affecting the marin...

Karnataka: Sea erosion worries people in Byndoor March 20, 2019   |  Source: Deccan Herald

Fear has gripped the people as sea erosion as severely affected the Trasi-Hosapete-Kanchugodu stretch in Byndoor taluk of Udupi district. The sea erosion that was noticed on Thursday has intensfied and has already swallowed 200-metre long shore. Trees hav...

Sri Lanka: Special raid unit to curb illegal freshwater fishing March 19, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has decided to establish a special raids unit to control illegal activities in freshwater fishing in the country. The State Minister has instructed the Chairman and the Di...

Pakistan: ‘Oil spill is a major cause of environmental hazard’ March 19, 2019   |  Source: The International News

The ongoing process of oil spilling into the Arabian Sea near Mubarak Village has become a very serious cause of environmental hazard in the area. The situation is not only disturbing the marine life, but it has made lives of local fishermen difficult. Th...

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