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India: Turtle-excluding devices to be redesigned December 05, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

A design change in turtle excluder devices (TED) may ensure that turtles do not enter the trawling nets, and will help the seafood sector overcome the US ban on wild caught shrimps from India’s west coast. The change in design is being worked out jointl...

India: NGT pushes coastal states to stop marine pollution December 05, 2019   |  Source: The Navhind Times

The National Green Tribunal directed all coastal states and Union territories on Tuesday to submit action plan to the Central Pollution Control Board to prevent sewage and industrial effluents from being discharged in sea. The green panel directed that th...

Karnataka: Fish transporters to go on 24-hour-long strike on December 12 December 05, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Mangaluru Dakke Meenu Lorry Chalakara Sangha, affiliated to CITU will stage a 24-hour-long strike seeking proper arrangements for fish transporting lorries discharge the waste without attracting legal action, starting 12am on December 12. More than 1000 s...

Maharashtra: JNPT projects in Uran, Nhava under scanner December 05, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times

The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) deferred a proposal made by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) to construct sea walls at Gharapuri Island and Panje village in Uran, and a boat landing jetty at Nhava, over concerns of mangrove...

Goa: The struggle of fishers in Goa’s Zuari river continues in November 2019: Some features and insights December 05, 2019   |  Source : NPSSFW(I)

The logic of economic growth leading to degeneration of ecology and impoverishment of fishing communities on the banks of Zuari river has raised the voice of protest and unleashed struggle of fishing communities. The epicenter of current struggle is the ...

Assam: Cultivate 1 tonne fish in your house December 05, 2019   |  Source: News Live TV

Life is but a stream, and we go fishing in! Got no space to fish? You could do it in your own home! You may have heard of urban farms or rooftop kitchen gardens. But what if I said that you could breed and cultivate fish in your home? Well, Gohpur-based U...

Manipur: PFA says worried about development of Loktak Inland Waterways December 05, 2019   |  Source: E-PAO

Asserting that the development of Loktak Inland Waterways project will bring the same amount of loss as gain, People for Animals Manipur has urged the State Government to consult experts before it goes on with the project, which has been approved by the M...

Bangladesh: 23 fishermen held; 29 maunds crab seized in Bagerhat December 04, 2019   |  Source: UNB

Members of Forest Department detained 23 fishermen and seized 29 maunds of crab, a trawler and some crab-catching traps from Bogi area in East Sundarbans area of Sharankhola upazila here on Monday night. Md Mahmudul Hasan, divisional forest officer (DF...

A new report available online on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Fisheries in the Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean Rim December 04, 2019   |  Source: ICSF

In November 2018, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) undertook a research study titled “ Women’s EconomicEmpowerment in Fisheries in the Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean Rim”.Commissioned by UN Women, the study aimed to expand...

Tamil Nadu: Incessant rains and overflowing lakes turn Pudukottai youth into part-time fishermen December 04, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

For youth residing in Pudukkottai town, the incessant rainfall in the last couple of days has provided them with a new leisure activity. With several lakes which have not overflowed in the last decade filling up, they have turned part-time fishermen in th...

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