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India: Centre waives green clearance for onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration January 20, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Environment Ministry has exempted oil and gas firms, looking to conduct exploratory drilling, from seeking an environmental clearance. The clearance is for both on-shore and offshore drilling explorations and the process is an ecologically-intensive e...

Kerala: Decline in sardine catch affects small scale fishers: study January 13, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Small-scale fishers in Kerala have suffered a huge economic loss owing to the decline in catch of oil sardine, said a study, indicating the depth of the crisis existing the marine fisheries sector of the State. “Following the decrease of oil sardine, th...

Myanmar: Immediate termination of fish-cum-poultry farming impacts dependents and food self-sufficiency January 13, 2020   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

The immediate termination of fish-cum-poultry farming may have an impact on those relying on farming, investments and the food self-sufficiency of the country and the public, according to Myanmar Livestock Federation. Currently, there are 211 entrepreneur...

West Bengal: The Sundarbans: frontlines of climate change for tigers and people January 13, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

The Indian part of the Sundarbans, the vast mangrove forest in the Bay of Bengal, consists of 102 islands, about half of them inhabited. That may not be the case for much longer. The villagers have raised a tall barrier of mud and rocks, and farther out t...

Bangladesh: 4mln metres of illegal fishing net seized in Chandpur January 13, 2020   |  Source: UNB

A team of the River Police seized four million metres of illegal fishing net from Padma River on Sunday. A team, led by Deputy Inspector General Md Atikul Islam, conducted drives and seized two million metres of Current Jal and another two million metres ...

Tamil Nadu: Southern India's fishing fleets tell a tale of 'staggering' tsunami aid money by Karthikeyan Hemalatha January 13, 2020   |  Source: Devex

E. Rajesh Kumar, a fisherman from Chandrapadi — a village of 375 houses in Tamil Nadu state, on the eastern coast of southern India — was eager to show off all the new tech that he and his fellow fishermen have at their disposal. From echo-location sy...

India: Everything is lost: Life on the edge of the Indias Brahmaputra January 13, 2020   |  Source: Gulf News

Once a vast river island in the heart of the Brahmaputra, now Majuli’s days are numbered: Experts warn it may disappear entirely by 2040 as ever more violent flooding swells the river, wreaking havoc on the lives of those that live along its banks. Mill...

World News: River people: Life along Asia’s key waterways January 13, 2020   |  Source: PHYS ORG

From the flood-ravaged banks of the Brahmaputra to the disappearing wetlands of the Mekong, Asia's main waterways—and the people that live along them—are fighting for survival. Climate change, international politics, spiralling population growth, and ...

Puducherry: Hamlets along Puduchery's north coast face threat of erosion January 13, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Report from the NCCR shows that around 57% of Puducherry’s coast exposed to risk; environmentalists blame fishing harbour. With the Puducherry government yet to come out with any lasting solution to tackle coastal erosion, fishermen in hamlets located t...

Kerala: Fishers’ fight for livelihood ends on a happy note January 13, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Their stake nets were dislodged for construction of resort. The family of Sailan A.K. was among several fishers who made a living by fishing with stake nets close to Nediyathuruthu island in Vembanad Lake till 2007. In 2007, the 11.5-acre island was bough...

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Years in Support of Small Scale Fishworkers (1986 - 2018)