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World News: G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste June 17, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting. Environment a...

India: WTO: India submits new proposal to protect subsidies for fishers by Amiti Sen June 17, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Demands room to increase support programme for fishing in the future. To protect its right to give subsidies to small and artisanal fishers in the country, India has submitted a new proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), suggesting that developin...

Maharashtra: Fishermen raise concern over oil being washed ashore off Raigad and Ratnagiri coast by Virat A Singh June 14, 2019   |  Source: DNA India

Large quantities of oil being washed ashore along Raigad and Ratnagiri coasts on Thursday have raised concern among environmentalists and fishermen. Strong tidal currents and winds formed in the Arabian sea due to cyclone Vayu are to blame, they claim. "A...

Kerala: More breakwaters to mitigate sea erosion, says Mercykutty June 14, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma on Thursday told the Assembly that the government would construct three offshore breakwater systems at three maritime locations off Thiruvananthapuram to protect the shoreline from high waves and decelerate coastal er...

Gujarat: Cyclone Vayu: Fishermen in Gujarat claim heavy losses, seek govt assistance June 14, 2019   |  Source: Business Standard

As very strong winds hit the region and the sea turned rough due to cyclone Vayu, the fishermen in Veraval coastal area of the district have claimed that at least 40 to 45 boats were damaged due to the impact of cyclone. Anwar Patel president of Verava...

Gujarat: Cyclone Vayu spares Gujarat: 20 yrs ago, a cyclone rained death, killed thousands in state by Mukesh Rawat June 14, 2019   |  Source: India Today

For thousands who lived in and around the bustling coastal town of Kandla in Gujarat, June 9, 1998 started as an ordinary day. By mid-morning, some were perplexed to see the sky suddenly turn dark and strong winds howl around. June typically is a month ch...

Myanmar: More than 600,000 Children Doing Hazardous Work in Myanmar: ILO June 14, 2019   |  Source: Irrawaddy

Over 600,000 child laborers in Myanmar are engaged in hazardous work, according to a workforce survey conducted by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The ILO released the figures at a press conference on Tuesday in Yangon held in advance of the W...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen gear up to resume fishing in new season June 14, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

After loading fishing nets and other paraphernalia, Rameswaram and Mandapam fishermen have geared up to resume fishing at the end of 61-day fishing ban period as the Fisheries department warned them against venturing into the sea ahead of the end of the b...

Maharashtra: Dead fish in Indrayani river: State Pollution Control Board seeks explanation from Dehu Gram Panchayat June 14, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has sought an explanation from the Dehu Gram Panchayat for the thousands of dead fish found floating on the Indrayani River last week. “We have sent a notice to the Dehu Gram Panchayat on Wednesday, directing them...

West Bengal: Brackish water from prawn bheris seeps into farmland, destroys crops June 14, 2019   |  Source: Millennium Post

A large stretch of land in East Midnapore district is steadily getting converted into saline ponds because of the uncontrolled and intensive aquaculture that has increased salt concentration in local water bodies damaging the cultivation of paddy and othe...

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