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Gujarat: In a first, octopus spotted in Narmada river by Badri Chatterjee January 10, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times

In a first along the Indian coastline, an octopus species was recently spotted in the estuarine zone of Narmada river, said scientists. Marine biologists confirmed that there were no previous reports of octopuses being spotted in inland waters along the I...

India: Creation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) January 10, 2019   |  Source: Press Information Bureau

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for creation of special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). The approval entails an estimated fund size of ...

Tamil Nadu: Iranian govt urged to release three detained TN fisherman by M K Ananth January 10, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF) has appealed to the governments of Saudi Arabia, Iran and India to release three Kanyakumari fishermen who have been detained in Iran since January 5. SAFF general secretary Churchil said Churchil said C Amutham Car...

Gujarat: Pakistan captures 15 Indian fishermen by Riyaz ul Khaliq January 10, 2019   |  Source: Anadolu Agency

Pakistan has detained around 15 Indian fishermen who allegedly crossed the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea, Indian media reported on Wednesday. “Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) caught hold of 15 Indian fish...

Karnataka: Transporting fish in open vehicles to be banned January 10, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil said here on Wednesday that he has constituted a sub-committee comprising officials from Transport and Fisheries departments to contain fish waste water spilling on roads and foul smell from rotten...

Bihar: Government to decide on fish ban in two days by Sheezan Nezami January 10, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

A day after laboratory tests in Kolkata confirmed very high level of formalin in fish samples, health department principal secretary Sanjay Kumar said the final call on ban would be taken in a couple of days. “It is really a serious issue and the depart...

Tamil Nadu: Gaja: HC suggests consolidated FIR with damaged boats January 10, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Madurai bench of Madras high court has asked district collectors in the Gaja-affected districts to consider whether a comprehensive list of damaged fishing boats can be given to police stations so that a consolidated FIR including of damaged boats in ...

West Bengal: 52 held for netting fish without permission inside Sundarbans January 10, 2019   |  Source: UNB

Members of Coast Guard detained 52 fishermen for catching fish in the waters of the Sundarbans without taking authority’s prior permission from Bangabandhurchar under Dacope Upazila on Tuesday. On information, a Coast Guard team from Dubla BCG outpos...

India: Norway ink MoU to boost blue economy by Geeta Mohan January 10, 2019   |  Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/india-norway-ink-mou-to-boost-blue-economy-1426724-2019-01-09

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues, and on the ways and means to further strengthen the growing bilateral partnership. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna...

Myanmar: Raises efforts to export fishery products January 10, 2019   |  Source: Myanmar Times

Two fish processing plants — TT Cold Store Factory and A&N Foods (Myanmar) Co. Ltd — have been granted permits to export fish caught in the wild to the European Union, according to a report by state media. The Fisheries Department, under the Ministry ...

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