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Pakistan: Building national economy on paradigm of blue growth December 03, 2019   |  Source: Daily Times

Maritime sector is the world’s leading sector for creation of jobs; besides being one of the most effective economic development driver. Global consciousness of unprecedented environmental challenges and pressuresof growing population has diverted the a...

Myanmar: Over 100 casualties, disappearances in Ayeyarwady raft fishing business December 03, 2019   |  Source: Myanmar Times

U Shwe Paw, administrator of Daw Nyein village tract in Pyapon, said that 37 of the 201 people who were reported missing in 2017 and 2018 were confirmed dead. "There are many migrant workers here, few of them skilled,” U Shwe Paw said. But he denied rep...

India: It is time India took measures to harness blue economy December 03, 2019   |  Source: Daily Pioneer

The observations being made by veteran marine scientists, technologists and policy makers that India was yet to tap the huge potential offered by the three seas surrounding the country has been proved right with a plea made by the Chennai District Collect...

Odisha: Fishermen seek demarcation of Gahirmatha December 03, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Protesting the punitive action on fishermen venturing into sea during the prolonged fishing ban along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, the community in the region has demanded proper demarcation of the prohibited zone and a passage through Barunei river m...

Karnataka: Fishermen struggling as waste disposal destroys aquatic life December 03, 2019   |  Source: ANI News

The fishermen in Shimoga city are struggling to survive as the water of the Tunga river has been contaminated following excessive disposal of waste and discharge of untreated sewage into the water body resulting in the extinction of most of the aquatic l...

India: Caravan magazine is hiring a reporting fellowship from SCs/STs/OBCs fishing communities in India December 03, 2019   |  Source: The Caravan

The Caravan is hiring! We are looking for two reporting fellows—one from SCs, STs and OBCs from fishing communities along India's vast coastline and river banks; the second from tribal communities in the country's northeastern region. For More detail...

Myanmar: ROK sign MoU on cooperation in fishing, vocational education and environmental conservation areas December 02, 2019   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar and Republic of Korea (ROK) signed MoU on Cooperation in Fisheries, Cooperation in the Field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Comprehensive Environmental Cooperation during Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s State visit to the Republic...

Kerala: Has halted decline in fish landings December 02, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Kerala could halt the decline in marine fish landings because of the measures adopted for the conservation and sustainable development of fish resources, Fisheries Minister J Mercikutty Amma has said. The marine fish landings, which was 4.84 lakh tonnes i...

Tamil Nadu and Kerala: Govt help sought to bring home fishermen fleeing from Yemen December 02, 2019   |  Source: Yahoo

Steps should be taken to to bring home safely nine fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Kerala suspected to be stranded off Lakshwadweep after fleeing from Yemen, their families and a fishermen's body appealed to the district Collector here on Thursday. As many as...

Kerala: US import ban on wild-caught shrimps hits Kerala fishermen hard December 02, 2019   |  Source: The Wire

The fishing community in Kerala has suffered a major setback after the US imposed a ban on the import of wild-caught shrimps from India. The state exports nearly $300 million worth of such shrimps to the US. The ban does not impact the farm-raised shrimp ...

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