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Kerala: Minister agrees to slash mechanised fishing boat permit fee by half August 07, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Giving in to pressure from traditional fishermen and mechanised boat owners, who had threatened to stop fishing operations, Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma agreed to slash the permit fee by half for mechanised boats here on Friday. For country boats ...

Goa: ‘1980 marine fisheries act outdated, inadequate' August 07, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

Fisheries minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues told the House on Friday that to ensure that good quality fish is made available and to have control over fishing activities in the state, he is examining if the existing Goa, Daman and Diu Marine Fishing Regulatio...

India: Government plans to integrate land and water schemes to tackle land degradation by Radheshyam Jadhav August 07, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Government of India wants to converge various land and water schemes to mainstream land degradation issues in national programmes. With “enough” budget in its kitty, the government is working on transformative projects and is setting targets for l...

Odisha and West Bengal: IMD: Depression forms over northwest Bay of Bengal, warning issued for fishermen August 07, 2019   |  Source: ANI  | Copyright: aninews.in

Due to the formation of a depression over the northwest Bay of Bengal , the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has advised the fishermen to avoid fishing on Wednesday. "The Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha West Bengal coasts ...

Myanmar: List of export-priority fish species to China tabled August 06, 2019   |  Source: Myanmar Times  | Copyright: 2019 The Myanmar Times

Fisheries Department deputy director for quality control and research U Thet Naing said an inventory of fish for export has been sent to China. The inventory has been sent to China via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval. “It will take time as ...

Kerala: Shipping corridor worries fisherfolk August 06, 2019   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle  | Copyright: 2015 - 2019 Deccan Chronicle.

The fisherfolk in the state have raised concerns over the proposed coastal shipping project initiated by the central government. If the dedicated routes are assigned within 12 nautical miles, the livelihood of the fish workers will be at stake as their gi...

Bangladesh: Why is one in every six Bangladeshis undernourished despite a staple diet of fish? by Mohammad Arju August 06, 2019   |  Source: Scroll.in

The recent United Nations report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition brings attention, once again, to undernourishment and malnutrition in Bangladesh. The report says one in every six persons in Bangladesh is undernourished and the number of such ...

Bangladesh: Ilish prices steep in Chandpur despite good supply by Ibrahim Rony August 06, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2012-2019. 2A Media Limited.

Ilish prices in Chandpur fish markets are still steep, despite the booming supply of at least around 56,000 kilograms every day. According to the fishermen and traders, Ilish fishes have started coming in from the coastal areas in Hatia, Swandeep, Barisal...

Andhra Pradesh: CIFT focuses on promoting sustainable technologies by Santosh Patnaik August 06, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The commercial launch of deep-sea fishing vessel developed by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) has received a good response. Separate models for trawling, long-liners and gillnetting, which were built at Goa Shipyard in 2015, hav...

Andhra Pradesh: Pollution of sea poses danger to marine life by N S CHOWDARY August 06, 2019   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle  | Copyright: 2015 - 2019 Deccan Chronicle.

The 60,000 sq. km. dead zone, which was discovered in Bay of Bengal a couple of years ago, is supposed to expand further due to high amount of chemicals, fertilisers and pollutants dissolving in the sea. Environmentalists have raised concerns over marine ...

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