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Pakistan: Fisherman dies in Indian jail September 15, 2021   |  Source: Dawn  | Copyright: 2021, Dawn

According to the Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS), Pakistani fisherman Ameer Hamza, son of Jafar Ahmed, was a victim of human rights violations by the Indian jail staff. He succumbed to constant ill treatment by them. The deceased is said to be a resid...

Bangladesh: The unlikely protector against rising seas by Aysha Imtiaz September 15, 2021   |  Source: BBC  | Copyright: 2021 BBC.

Nothing could have prepared Mohammed Shah Nawaz Chowdhury for the sobering reality of Kutubdia Island. The island, off the coast of southern Bangladesh, was rapidly eroding into the sea, causing both land and life to retreat. Many packed up and moved. Tho...

Sri Lanka: Seaweed farming offers a boost for ‘blue economy’ ambitions by Dennis Mombauer September 15, 2021   |  Source: Mongabay  | Copyright: 2021 Conservation News

In its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, Sri Lanka is home to an abundance of coastal and marine resources. And while national policies and development visions already aim toward a blue economy, much of this natural wealth is currently not b...

Bangladesh: Govt to provide houses for all climate change affected people: Environment Minister September 15, 2021   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2021 thedailystar.net

"The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sincerely working to address various risks related to climate change. So far, 800 projects have been undertaken at a cost of Tk 3,800 crore with the funding of the Climate Cha...

Myanmar: No let up in Thai crackdown on migrants September 15, 2021   |  Source: Union of Catholic Asian News  | Copyright: 2021, Union of Catholic Asian News Limited.

Thai authorities continue to deny a safe haven to migrants from Myanmar fleeing political persecution and economic hardship in their homeland with many arrested over the past few days for crossing the border illegally. In one incident on Sept 12, six migr...

West Bengal: Poor yield in Bengal, hilsa hope on import from Bangladesh by Kinsuk Basu September 15, 2021   |  Source: The Telegraph Online  | Copyright: 2021 The Telegraph Online.

Fish traders in the city are keenly waiting for clearance from Bangladesh’s ministry of commerce to receive their supply of ilish ahead of Puja. The domestic yield has been very poor this year and the stock of the Myanmar variety of the fish is almost o...

Kerala: Matsyafed all set to strengthen market intervention September 15, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development (Matsyafed), the apex cooperative in the fishing sector, has proposed increasing the capacity for frozen fish storage at its Kochi facility as well as utilising its full capacity and establ...

Maharashtra: Rs20 lakh paid to fishermen for releasing protected marine species by Prayag Arora-Desai September 15, 2021   |  Source: The Hindustan Times

A total of 135 fishermen across coastal districts in Maharashtra were compensated for releasing protected marine species caught as bycatch back into the ocean during the financial year 2020-21, as per the recently published annual report of the Mangrove F...

Kerala: Enrica Lexie Case: Another fisherman's mother moves Kerala High Court seeking compensation by Hannah M Varghese September 15, 2021   |  Source: Live Law

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea for compensation moved by the mother of a fisherman, who was allegedly aboard the fishing vessel which was fired upon by two Italian marines in 2012, and later died by suicide due to ...

West Bengal: Illegal fishing: 16 fishermen held in Sundarbans September 15, 2021   |  Source: The Financial Express  | Copyright: 2021 - The Financial Express

The Forest Department in a drive on Sunday night detained 16 fishermen along with a trawler for unauthorized entry into the Sundarbans under Satkhira range and fishing there. Mohammad Sultan Ahmed, in-charge of Nildumur Station of Satkhira Forest Departme...

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