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Odisha: Check mangrove loss, grime in Paradip by NADIYA CHAND KANUNGO August 09, 2019   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

There are many man-made factors, which are responsible for salt desertification of the Paradip port area. The first and foremost reason is the natural process of the deposition of excessive salt on the soil and water of the total estuarine area. The whole...

Sri Lanka: Fishermen and navy personnel warned of rough seas and adverse weather until Aug 11th August 09, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page  | Copyright: 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC)

The Meteorology Department of Sri Lanka has warned that it would be dangerous to engage in fishing and naval activities in the sea areas of the Bay of Bengal and the Northern and Central Arabian Sea from today until the 11th of August. In the weather fore...

Andhra Pradesh: Fishermen seek insurance coverage, satellite phones to all marine fishing boats August 09, 2019   |  Source: United News of India  | Copyright: United News of India

Representatives of fishermen associations on Thursday demanded insurance coverage to all marine fishing boats and supply of satellite phones on 75 per cent subsidy to the deep sea fishing boats besides issuing of biometric identity cards expeditiously. Gi...

Jharkhand: Digital sensors in Jamshedpur fish farms by Animesh Bisoee August 09, 2019   |  Source: The Telegraph

The state fisheries department has decided to use digital sensors to monitor water quality of ponds and lakes to try and reduce fish deaths to a minimum. “There are more than 4,000 progressive farmers engaged in intensive fish farming that entails use o...

Latest edition of ICSF's newsletter on gender and fisheries, Yemaya No.59, dated June 2019, published August 09, 2019   |  Source: ICSF

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest edition of Yemaya, its newsletter on gender and fisheries. Yemaya No. 59, dated June 2019, features articles from Fiji and India and an article on the 7th Global conf...

West Bengal: Fish vanishing, crabs lure crusader to peril by Jayanta Basu August 08, 2019   |  Source: The Telegraph

Arjun Mondal from Rajatjubilee village in the Sunderbans was fighting for the women who lost their husbands to tiger attacks. This Monday, two persons accompanying him reported that he was dragged away by a tiger. Official word is still awaited on the fat...

West Bengal: Why Kolkata’s sewage water carp farmers are no longer feeling flush by Gurvinder Singh August 08, 2019   |  Source: The Fish Site

Bijay Mondal has been a fish farmer and fisherman in the East Kolkata Wetlands, in the Indian state of West Bengal, for over 30 years. The 61-year-old catches fish in a lagoon which has the rare distinction of being part of the largest organic sewage trea...

Goa: The Goa marine fishing regulation (Amendment) bill, 2019: Explosive use in fishing to be banned August 08, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

The Goa Marine Fishing Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the state assembly on Tuesday. The bill seeks to regulate fishing in inland waters. It prohibits the use of poison or explosives for fishing in inland waters and makes it mandatory...

India: Looking at budget through ‘gender lens’ by Lekha Chakraborty August 08, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: HT Media Limited

The announcements for women in a budget are just the tip of the iceberg. An intelligent woman can ask: how much of these announcements are backed by real budgetary allocations? Usually, an independent Fiscal Council tries to be watchdog to track these all...

India: Sagarmala will spell doom for fishers: NFF August 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Though it has been conceived as a project to fuel port-led development by connecting India’s navigable waterways, fishers in the traditional sector find some proposals under Sagarmala a threat to their livelihood. They feel the initiative will displace ...

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