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Maharashtra: Migrant Fishermen, unable to ‘Fish’ basic needs in the pandemic by Nathan Fulgado & Hrushikesh Takbhate October 21, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

Of the thousands of migrant labourers in the city, the one’s working on the fishing boats and trawlers are the ones’ that are heard of the least. During the lockdown, the situation for these labourers became a dire one, with no way to return home and ...

Sri Lanka: Fishermen dry fish in Negombo October 20, 2020   |  Source: Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka imports a substantial quantity of dried fish and sprats annually to cater to the domestic demand despite being an exporter of fish. The global pandemic put a spoke on the growth of the fisheries sector which makes a salient contribution to the e...

Bangladesh: How the fast fashion industry destroys the environment by Jaia Clingham-David October 20, 2020   |  Source: One Green Planet

As consumers buy more and more clothes, the fast fashion industry has flourished, mass-producing trendy clothing using cheap, exploitative labor, and environmentally-harmful processes. By producing apparel and garments, massive amounts of greenhouse gas e...

India: Banks sanction Rs 1.35 lakh cr concessional loans to 1.5 cr KCC card holder farmers October 20, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

The Finance Ministry on Thursday said banks have covered 1.5 crore farmers under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme to sanction credit limit of Rs 1.35 lakh crore to help them meet financial requirements during the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the Aatmanir...

India: Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana: Government's Special Scheme for Poor, Landless, Fishermen; Deposit Rs. 100 per year & Get Rs. 75000 October 20, 2020   |  Source: Krishijagran

In India, a large number of people belong to low-income groups. To help fight the serious issue of poverty, the Central Government has launched various schemes for the people. One such scheme that has been introduced to provide financial help in the time ...

Pakistan: No food left in the sea: Pakistani fishermen fearful as Chinese trawlers dock at Karachi port by NAIMAT KHAN October 20, 2020   |  Source: Arab News

A pressure group that represents Pakistani fishermen has said a government plan to allow Chinese companies to carry out deep-sea fishing in the country’s territorial waters could threaten the survival of at least three million people who depend on the s...

Goa: MSP for fish October 20, 2020   |  Source: Herald

Seems so silly to discuss fish in these trying times, but these are exactly the times surgical strikes on fish supplies are being planned, for that matter every other food supply chain disruptions are either being conducted, or are in the works. No better...

Tamil Nadu: Govt fines polluting aqua farms 67L October 20, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Tamil Nadu government has imposed a fine of Rs 67 lakh on aqua farms in Chennai’s suburbs for polluting water bodies and affecting agriculture in nearby fields. Inspections this week revealed that only 84 out of the 295 shrimp farms in and around Po...

Tamil Nadu: Unhygienic conditions raise a stink at new fish market by Kathelene Antony October 20, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Unhygienic conditions prevail at the newly constructed Kasivilangi fish market as retail vendors sell outside the shops. With the facility inaugurated only a week ago, officials say vendors will take time to settle. The Kasivilangi market, located three k...

Karnataka: Fishermen halt work October 20, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Over half-a-dozen fishermen living close to the Khaja Kotnoor Lake, 15 km away from Kalaburagi city, have for the last fortnight halted their activities temporarily following heavy rain and floods in the district, and moved to the city. Some of the makesh...

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