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Myanmar: Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific January 20, 2021   |  Source: Mirage News

Migrant workers in South-East Asia’s fishing and seafood processing sectors will benefit from a new programme that continues efforts to promote regular and safe labour migration throughout the industry. “Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia” is a fo...

Bangladesh: Export potential in China market remains untapped for pandemic by Refayet Ullah Mirdha January 20, 2021   |  Source: The Daily Star

Despite the duty-free market access for 97 per cent goods, Bangladesh could not seize the opportunity for most of last year because of a lack of diversified goods and the fallouts of the coronavirus pandemic. Beijing extended the duty-free access to 97 pe...

Bangladesh: Livelihood of 2,000 Kurigram fishermen in jeopardy by S Dilip Roy January 20, 2021   |  Source: The Daily Star

Sixty-year-old Lalchand Das lives on fishing in the Chakirpasha river of Kurigram's Rajarhat upazila. Like him, 2000 people from 420 fishing families have been making a living by fishing in the river for years. But this year, they are not being allowed to...

Andhra Pradesh: Bird flu scare pushes up demand for fish, prawns in Andhra January 20, 2021   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The bird flu scare has increased the demand for aqua products. Even though Nellore and Chittoor districts have not reported any case of bird flu so far, majority of the urban people have switched over to consumption of fish and prawns from chicken. The pr...

Meghalaya: Women Empowerment Committee wraps up visit to SGH January 20, 2021   |  Source: The Shillong Times

The Women Empowerment Committee of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly wrapped up its two day visit to South Garo Hills on Tuesday during which various issues relating to women besides other matters were reviewed in a meeting held at the District Resource ...

World News: FAO and WorldFish published a new handbook on small-scale fisheries January 20, 2021   |  Source: FAO

The aim of this report is to present evidence towards how Information and Communication Technologies for Small-scale Fisheries (ICT4SSF) might enable and support the implementation of the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale F...

West Bengal: This 22-year-old is helping villagers in the Sundarbans improve their livelihoods January 20, 2021   |  Source: Social Story

The 4,000 square miles of dense swamplands that span the India-Bangladesh border – the Sundarbans – are believed to be the largest continuous mangrove forests in the world. The area is made up of an intricate network of waterways, saltwater forests, m...

Bangladesh: Once devastated, now buzzing: The rags-to-riches story of a Bangladeshi hamlet January 19, 2021   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

On May 25, 2009, Cyclone Aila hit south-western part of the country. Sutarkhali in Khulna’s Dacope upazila was one of the remote villages in the Sunderbans pummelled by the cyclonic storm. The powerful cyclone destroyed farm lands and flattened houses i...

India and Bangladesh: Pushed deep into Sundarbans, these Indians brave tigers, storms January 19, 2021   |  Source: Aljazeera

On a warm November afternoon, Parul Haldar balanced precariously on the bow of a small wooden dinghy, pulling in a long net flecked with fish from the swirling brown river. Just behind her loomed the dense forest of the Sundarbans, where some 10,000 squar...

India and Sri Lanka: Resolving the fishing dispute in Palk bay by V Suryanarayan January 19, 2021   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Three significant aspects of Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s recent visit to Sri Lanka need to be highlighted. First, the timely medical assistance to tackle the problems posed by Covid-19; second, New Delhi’s hope that Sri Lanka “in ...

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