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India: More fishermen-friendly approach needed in India, Say John Kurien Expert January 09, 2020   |  Source: Outlook India

Fisheries expert John Kurien on Wednesday called the need for a more fisherman-friendly approach which includes apt housing, inclusion of the subject in the Constitution''s concurrent lists, fishing zones should be earmarked and their expertise be utilise...

Pakistan: Poisonous chemical leaves thousands of fish dead in Sukkur Barrage canals January 09, 2020   |  Source: Pakistan Today

Thousands of fish were witnessed deadly in the off-taking Canals of Sukkur Barrage after allegedly poisonous chemicals poured into the water on Wednesday. According to reports, after the Sukkur Barrage closed for maintenance and repairs, the gates at the ...

Goa: 11 trawler owners penalised for fishing illegally in Goa waters January 09, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

Over the last two years, the state fisheries department has taken action against 11 trawler owners for carrying out illegal fishing in the state waters. In the year 2017-18, licences of seven fishing vessels were suspended by the department, while in 2018...

Goa: Govt eyes bigger catch from inland fisheries by Roque Dias January 09, 2020   |  Source: The Navhind Times

In order to help double fishermen’s income by March 2022, the department of fisheries has planned to promote crab culture by putting mangroves to use and also promote aquaculture in inland and brackish water areas besides laying emphasis on improving th...

Tamil Nadu: Chennai oil spill: Panel to evaluate remedial measures undertaken by SV Krishna Chaitanya January 09, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Nearly three years after the devastating Chennai oil spill, southern bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a joint expert committee to assess the remedial measures by the State government to restore the coast and submit a report in three ...

India: Arabian Sea saw 400% more cyclones January 09, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

The India Meteorological Department on January 6, 2020 released its much-awaited report on India’s climate in 2019. As expected, the climate crisis wreaked havoc. The number of cyclones in Arabian Sea stood out in particular. Down To Earth has regularly...

Uttar Pradesh: Comprehensive efforts towards cleaning Ganga will bear results, says historian Sudipta Sen January 08, 2020   |  Source: ANI News

National Mission for Clean Ganga held its first session of the Ganga lecture series with an aim to educate and discuss the glorious past and present of river Ganga in New Delhi. Dr. Sudipta Sen, a distinguished professor and acclaimed historian, who also ...

India: Sustainability crucial to make marine fisheries profitable: Expert January 08, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Marine fisheries will become more profitable and the people involved in the sector will have a better socio-economic status if ocean resources are made sustainable, according to a global fisheries expert. “Even though it is not easy to maintain sustaina...

Karnataka: Two-wheelers for fisherfolk to sell catch at markets January 08, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fisheries Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Tuesday said the state government will provide two-wheelers to fishermen to help them sell fish in local markets. Speaking to mediapersons at the party office in Bengaluru, the minister the state will announce t...

Bangladesh: Canal blocked for fish cultivation January 08, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

To cultivate fish in Vuter Khal (canal), a group of local influential people have set up illegal bamboo enclosures halting natural flow of the canal in Barishal’s Mehendiganj upazila. Originated from the Maskata river, the three-km-long canal connects t...

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