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Kerala: Sustainable fisheries: ‘Kerala model’ lauded March 18, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

At a time when sustainable utilisation of marine resources has become a hot topic globally, the ‘Kerala model’ of curbing destructive fishing practices and protecting marine ecosystems has found takers at the national level. The Department of Fisherie...

West Bengal: Sinking island in the Sundarbans Delta March 18, 2019   |  Source: BBC

Thousands of people still live on the Indian island of Ghoramora, which has shrunk in size to just 4.5 sq km. It's one of scores of low-lying islands in the Sundarbans Delta that are rapidly disappearing. Scientists say global warming has caused mel...

Karnataka: Sand extraction poses threat to fish sanctuary by Veerendra P. M. March 18, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Extraction of sand from the banks of the Tunga near Chibbalagudde in Tirthahalli taluk is posing a threat to the fish sanctuary here that hosts 27 species of fish. Chibbalagudde hosts a Siddivinayaka temple and the Tunga is teeming with the majestic Mahse...

Sri Lanka: Cold Storage facilities and ice manufacturing plants to be set up near fishery harbors March 18, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

The State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi, said that necessary arrangements will be made to expedite the construction of cold storage facilities and ice manufacturing plants around the fishery harbors. State ...

Bangladesh: 16 fishermen hijacked from the Bay of Bengal March 18, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

Pirates hijack 16 fishermen and four fishing boats from the Bay of Bengal near Barguna. President of Barguna district fishing trawler owners association, Golam Mustafa Chowdhury, confirmed the abduction of the fishermen and their boats from Jahajkhari, B...

Bangladesh: Hilsa fish production doubles during last decade March 18, 2019   |  Source: NorthEast Now

Good news for Hilsa lovers, both in the Northeast and Bangladesh. The production of the most delicious fish Hilsa or Ilish has doubled in the neighbouring country during the last one decade. This was possible because of consorted efforts in successfully i...

Myanmar: River catfish farming for national economic progress by Mg Thin Pyant March 18, 2019   |  Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Company Limited is building a fish farm and factories on 900 acres of flooded area on Shwelaung road, Pantanaw Township, Ayeyawady Region. The whole area of the flooded area is over 3000 acres and it is 135 kilomet...

Pakistan: Fisherwomen march against environmental impacts of coal power plants March 18, 2019   |  Source: Daily Times

Hundreds of women, children from fishermen community of Karachi on Sunday thronged into the streets, marched against the environmental impacts of coal power plants. They marched from Arts Council of Pakistan to Karachi Press Club. Carry placards and banne...

Tamil Nadu: Work to widen final 450 m stretch of Ennore-Manali road begins by Deepa H. Ramakrishnan March 15, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Work to widen the final 450- m stretch of the Ennore-Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP) inside the fishing harbour has begun after an inordinate delay. The foundation stone for the ?600-crore project to provide connectivity to ports in Ennore and Che...

Myanmar: Fish farming licence arrears amount to K150 mln: officials by Aye Yamone March 15, 2019   |  Source: http://www.globalnewlightofmyanmar.com/fish-farming-licence-arrears-amount-over-k150-mln-officials/

Arrears of fish breeders defaulting on license fees have piled up to more than K150 million, according to the Yangon Region Fisheries Department. Of the total arrears, breeders in Twantay Town account for over K100 million. The Fisheries Department has an...

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