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Tamil Nadu: TN grabs first position in fish production, Kerala in third spot with 15.4% decline July 01, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

India's marine fishing sector registered a marginal increase of 2.1 per cent in production in 2019 compared to the previous year. However, certain alarming factors including warming of the Indian Ocean have led to decline in stocks of commercially valuabl...

Maharashtra: Bad weather nets worst fish haul in 45 years by Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar July 01, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Last year, Maharashtra saw its lowest fish catch since 1974 due to bad weather, including unusual cyclones in the Arabian Sea that kept boats ashore, as well as generally lower stocks. Fish landings in Maharashtra declined 32% between 2018 and 2019, falli...

India: The estimated marine fish landings increase of 2.1% July 01, 2020   |  Source: CMFRI

The estimated marine fish landings from all the maritime states and two union territories in the main land of India for the year 2019 is 3.56 million tonnes showing an increase of 2.1% in comparison to landings in 2018 (3.49 million tonnes). Tamil Nadu...

Kerala: A rights based approach to development: Kerala’s marine fishing communities by John Kurien July 01, 2020   |  Source: CDS

He recalled the circumstances that led him to explore the life problems of working people for the first time in his youth. John Kurien begins this sermon. It was a turning point in his life when he realized that the process of selling fish by sea to fishe...

India: Marine fish production records slight increase in 2019 June 30, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

India’s marine fish production registered a marginal increase of 2.1% in 2019 compared to the previous year with the country recording 3.56 million tonnes in total landings from across the coasts during the year, according to the Central Marine Fisherie...

India: Important Facts! National Marine Fisheries Bill which Every Fisher Should Know June 30, 2020   |  Source: Krishijagran

Marine fishery contributes to the food security, nutrition, poverty alleviation, trade and livelihoods of fishermen. In 2017, Government of India (GOI) notified the ‘National policy on Marine Fisheries’ (NPMF, 2017), which provides guidelines for ‘B...

India: Hatcheries looking to grow exotic fish can get approvals from States now June 30, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Hatcheries looking to grow already-approved exotic fish varieties do not have to rush to Delhi for approvals as these decision-making powers have been delegated to the States as part of improving ease of doing business in the fisheries sector, a senior De...

Andhra Pradesh: Migrant fishermen yet to be reimbursed June 30, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

The Andhra Pradesh government had sanctioned a fund of Rs 3 crore to reimburse migrant fishermen who returned to the state during the lockdown. However, fishermen who had spent their own money to return from Gujarat are yet to receive the reimbursement. T...

India: Now Fishers can also Avail Benefits of Kisan Credit Card (KCC): Check, How? June 30, 2020   |  Source: Krishijagran

In 2019, the Government of India extended the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to fishers, with an aim of helping them to meet up their short-term working capital requirements. KCC holders for fisheries have the credit limit of INR 2 lakh. Interest sub...

Puducherry: Govt to disburse Rs 12 cr to fishermen under relief scheme June 30, 2020   |  Source: OUtlook India

Kiran Bedi has approved of the scheme to disburse relief to fishermen who have been rendered jobless during the month-long ban ending June 15 on fishing operations. A release issued by Secretary to Fisheries Department Purva Garg on Thursday evening said ...

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