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Odisha: Government releases additional amount of Rs 123.90 cr for Cyclone Fani assistance June 14, 2019   |  Source: The Siasat Daily

The Odisha Government has released an amount of Rs 123.90 crore to the collectors of Puri, Khordha and Cuttack districts which were severely affected by cyclone Fani, for payment of different assistance. These include assistance for house building, clothi...

Sri Lanka: 90 percent of Sri Lanka’s corals are dead June 14, 2019   |  Source: Eurasia Review

Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) General Manager Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara said Sri Lanka’s corals are faced with an imminent threat of destruction due to climate change, pollution and illegal fishing methods. Observing that 90 percent of ...

Sri Lanka: Five Sri Lankan fishermen released by Pakistan June 14, 2019   |  Source: News First LK

The Department of Fisheries noted that five fishermen who were in the custody of Pakistan security officials have been released. The fishermen had left the Mirissa coast for fishing on March 26th. Assistant Director of the Search Operations Unit at the...

Bangladesh: Made major efforts: ILO June 13, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2019 / thedailystar.net

Bangladesh has made major efforts to address child labour in recent years, ILO Country Director Tuomo Poutiainen said yesterday. Decent work for all cannot be achieved without the elimination of child labour, the ILO country chief also said in a press rel...

Bangladesh: Protest escalates against government ban on deep-sea fishing June 13, 2019   |  Source: BD News24

The Uttar Chattala Jaldas Samabay Federation, an organisation of fishermen, blockaded the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on Sunday—three weeks after the ban went into effect. The ban has put their livelihood at risk as they cannot catch hilsa during the seaso...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen walk out of meet convened by RDO June 13, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

A meeting convened by Ramanathapuram Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) S. Suman to allay the apprehensions of traditional fishermen who have been protesting against the proposed glass bottom boat eco-tourism project in the Gulf of Mannar (GoM) ended abrupt...

Maharashtra: Speed up compensation for rescuing protected marine species: Fishermen June 13, 2019   |  Source: DNA India

While the Maharashtra State Mangrove Cell announced that fishermen who cut their fishing nets to free the entangled protected marine species would be compensated, the fishermen community seems to be disappointed by the delay caused due to the Fisheries De...

Sri Lanka: Microplastics a key factor in Sri Lanka’s plunging fish stocks by Dilrukshi Handunnetti June 13, 2019   |  Source: Eurasia Review

Microplastics and overfishing are the leading causes of extensive marine pollution in Sri Lanka, a new survey has found. The survey, the first of its kind carried out in 40 years, showed that the island’s fish stock had dropped drastically by about 80 p...

Karnataka: Boats not undertaking fishing activity - Fish prices skyrocket June 13, 2019   |  Source: Daiji World

Fishing season has ended. Because of cyclone, country boats are not venturing into the sea. As a result, there is shortage of fish in the market, pushing fish prices up. Fishing is still going on in Tamil Nadu coast now and a few varieties of fishes from ...

Kerala: Rehabilitation centres lack basic facilities June 13, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

As many as 200 people are staying in the rehabilitation centres facilitated for sea erosion victims at Valiyathura. But the fisher community continues to suffer as the authorities have failed to provide food and water at the centres.Four rehabilitation ce...

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