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India: Strong winds predicted over Arabian Sea, BoB; fishermen advised to stay away October 20, 2020   |  Source: UNI India

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Odisha, Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Mizoram, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Telangana, Rayalaseema and interior Karnataka. Thunderstorm wit...

Sri Lanka: Vietnam to assist Sri Lanka to develop fisheries and aquaculture industry October 20, 2020   |  Source: Colombo Page

Vietnam has agreed to enter into a bilateral agreement for the development of fisheries and aquaculture in Sri Lanka. The decision was taken at a discussion between Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda and Vietnam’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Pham Kieu Thu...

Bangladesh: World Food Day and future of food security by Sheikh Mahatabuddin October 20, 2020   |  Source: Prothom Alo

“Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together: Our actions” is the slogan of World Food Day-2020. This year the day is different from the last several years and because of the pandemic caused by novel coronavirus. To date this virus affected 35 million and caused ...

Bangladesh: 191 fishermen held for defying ilish ban October 20, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

A 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting ilish started on October 14 to protect ilish with eggs. At least 191 people were arrested from different parts of the country on Monday for illegally netting ilish despite the government's ongoi...

World Food Day: ICSF's statement in support of small-scale artisanal fisheries October 20, 2020   |  Source: ICSF

The following is a Statement issued by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) on World Food Day, 16 October 2020: As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, World Food Day 2020 is marked by an unprecedented challenge to nu...

Sri Lanka and Maldives: No restrictions” on Maldivian fish exports to Sri Lanka by Aishath Shaany October 19, 2020   |  Source: Raajje

Sri Lanka has assured that there are no restrictions on Maldives fish imports. Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid announced this after discussions with senior Sri Lankan officials, including foreign and fisheries ministers, on Friday. Shahid said that the...

Bangladesh: Microplastics found in marine fish raise alarm October 19, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The fish species in question are pink Bombay-duck (locally known as loitta), white Bombay-duck, goldstripe sardinella, brown shrimp and tiger shrimp. The researchers are from Chittagong University and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. The en...

Bangladesh: Attaining exportability of Hilsa October 19, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

Since the ban on catching hilsa was enforced over one and a half decades ago, this year has perhaps witnessed the highest yield of the delicious fish. The statistics, however, are subject to verification by the relevant department. But the picture was hea...

Bangladesh: Exporters need to be more cautious about standards for exporting live crab and eel to ensure uninterrupted supply of aquatic products to China October 19, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

The Bangladesh mission in Beijing has recommended that Bangladeshi exporters need to be more cautious about standards for exporting live crab and eel to ensure uninterrupted supply of aquatic products to China. Officials in Dhaka said the embassy emphasis...

Maharashtra: Mumbai’s fishermen in crisis by Nathan Fulgado October 19, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit the fishing communities of Mumbai harder than anyone expected. Fishermen had a poor catch last year due to the cyclonic winds in the Arabian Sea, but 2020 has had a worse impact on them. A variety of different...

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