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Puducherry: 19,290 families to get fishing ban subsidy June 17, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Tourism Minister Malladi Krishna Rao inaugurated the disbursement of fishing ban subsidy for fishermen in the Union Territory. According to a press release, 19,290 fishermen families in the Union Territory will be entitled to ?5,500 in cash after the 6...

Kerala: To give more funds to fishermen societies June 17, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The Fisheries Department is planning strong measures to prevent exploitation of fishermen by private money lenders. Apart from creating a law for managing fish markets, the department plans to infuse fresh capital in Fishermen Development Welfare Co-opera...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen demands government to set up ‘procurement centres’ for fishes June 17, 2019   |  Source: UNI India

Mechanised boat fishermen of Rameswaram on Sunday urged Tamil Nadu government to set up “Direct Procurement Centres” (DPCs) across the state to buy fishes on the lines of DPCs to procure paddy from farmers at the support price. “The State fisheri...

Gujarat: Cyclone Vayu: Fresh guidelines issued for fishermen, storm stationed 260 km off Porbandar coast June 17, 2019   |  Source: Financial Express

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh warning to fishermen asking them not to venture out in the Arabian Sea and along the coast of Gujarat as Cyclone Vayu moved towards northeast and east-central of the sea. Earlier on Saturday, t...

Assam: Guwahati fish seller lands in trouble after selling 28-kg Barali fish by Prasanta Mazumdar June 17, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

A gigantic fish, whose presence at a Guwahati market had drawn hordes of buyers on Thursday, has landed its seller into trouble. Taking cognizance of social media posts on the sale of the 28-kg “Barali” fish at Ulubari fish market, Assam’s departmen...

Odisha: Bans fishing in Hirakud reservoir June 17, 2019   |  Source: Odisha Sun Times

The authorities imposed prohibition on fishing in Hirakud reservoir from yesterday in view of the fish breeding season. The restriction will remain effective till August 31, informed state Fisheries deputy director Pabitra Behera. Around 44 breeds of fish...

Odisha; Fishing ban lifted, Paradip fishing harbour gets abuzz with activity June 17, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post

With the two-month long fishing ban lifted, Paradip harbor — one of the largest fishing harbours in the state — is again abuzz with activity. Thousands of fishermen in about 700 trawlers and mechanised boats sailed into the waters Friday midnight. Odi...

Maharashtra: Juvenile fishing: Eating ocean fish into extinction by Manoj R Nair June 17, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Last week, this newspaper reported about two studies that have warned that fish populations along Maharashtra’s coast could collapse because of overfishing and killing of juvenile fish. Research by the Mangrove and Marine Biodiversity Conservation Found...

Myanmar: Tatmadaw (Navy) instructed fishing operators not to fish in off-shore areas during the off season June 17, 2019   |  Source: BNI Online

The Tatmadaw (Navy) has conducted inspections to make sure no off-shore fishing vessels are operating on the sea during a three-month off season, in which all fishing operations must be suspended to preserve the fish population. Fishing operations in offs...

Bangladesh: Unsafe food leaves nasty taste by Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario June 17, 2019   |  Source: UCA News

In February, Bangladesh’s High Court ordered the state-run Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) to submit test reports on a range of food items in response to a public interest writ petition. The BSTI, the regulatory body for standardizati...

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