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Pakistan: Seafood export decline 6.14pc since July 2018 : PBS by Anwar Khan March 19, 2019   |  Source: Business Recorder

Pakistan seafood export declined to $247.991 million in July-Feb 2018-19, low by 6.14 percent or $16.226 million, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics says. The fishermen attribute the fall in seafood export to the low fisheries catch after the federal governmen...

Pakistan: CPEC and Gwadar fishermen March 19, 2019   |  Source: Daily Times

It is far too often that the weakest and most impoverished amongst us are further marginalised in the name of development and prosperity. Alas, this is what seems to be happening right now in Gwadar, where the development of the Eastbay Expressway — a c...

Bangladesh: Cabinet approves law to control quality of fish March 19, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Fish and Fish Product (Inspection and Quality Control) Bill, raising the maximum penalty to two-year imprisonment for adulterating fish and fish products, and other offences under the proposed l...

Bangladesh: 4 fishermen jailed, 14 fined in Laxmipur for violating ban March 19, 2019   |  Source: UNB

A mobile court here on Monday night sentenced four fishermen to one year jail each and fined 14 other fishermen for catching fish in the Meghna river violating the ongoing ban. A joint team of coast guard, Department of Fisheries and River Police conducte...

Maharashtra: 6 rescued in tug boat capsize off Worli coast, 1 missing March 19, 2019   |  Source: DNA

Of the seven fishermen who had drowned in the mid-sea off Worli coast after a tug boat capsized on Monday morning, six have been rescued while one is still missing. Following a distress call from the vessel, a team of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) immediately ...

Maharashtra: Whose Seas, Whose Coasts? March 19, 2019   |  Source: EPW

For more than five years now, Mumbai’s local fisherfolk have been protesting against the controversial coastal road project on the grounds that the project will displace them of their generations-old livelihood. The conflict between the modern cityscape...

West Bengal: Migration in Bengal delta driven by livelihood issues, gender disparity by Shiv Sahay Singh March 19, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Economic reasons are the precipitating factor for migration in the Indian Bengal Delta that comprises the Sunderbans reveals an international study titled Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECMA). The study also points ou...

Kerala: Weathermen: Listen to the fishers, it works by MM Paniyil March 19, 2019   |  Source: India Climate Dialogue

Marine weather forecasts are getting popular slowly and steadily on the Arabian Sea coast of Thiruvananthapuram in south India, home to one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of artisanal (small scale) fishers. Amid this newfound interest in m...

Odisha: GST a stumbling block for Odisha’s fisherwomen by Sibkumar Das March 18, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Samudram, a community-based federation of women’s self-help groups of marine fisherwomen living on Odisha’s coast, has claimed that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was hurting its business prospects. Seventy-nine self-help groups of Ganjam, Puri and ...

India: Wild-caught shrimp exportation: US team to arrive in Kerala on March 29 by Manoj Viswanathan March 18, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Paving the way to break the eight-month-old impasse in the export of Indian wild-caught shrimp to the United States, a team of officers from the US Department of State will arrive in Kerala on March 29 on a week-long visit to assess the steps initiated by...

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