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Maharashtra: Distressed fishermen dissatisfied over Maharashtra relief package October 19, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

Distressed fishermen from seven coastal districts --Raigad, Ratnagiri, Mumbai and Mumbai Suburbs, Palghar, Sindhudurg, Thane of Maharashtra are dissatisfied with the relief package provided by the state government. The relief package of Rs 65 crore was gr...

Telangana: Achieved blue revolution: Koppula October 19, 2020   |  Source: Telangana Today

Welfare Minister Koppula Eashwar on Sunday said Telangana State has achieved blue revolution apart from taking giant strides in power and increasing green cover. “This was possible only because of the visionary thinking of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen to open gruel centre near Collectorate October 19, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

At least 700 fishermen and women from five villages, including Olaikuda and Sangumal, in Rameswaram have planned to set up gruel centre (kanji thotti) near the Collectorate on Wednesday to draw the government’s attention to their long-pending demands. S...

Andhra Pradesh: New fishing harbour at Pallipalem October 19, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The district authorities have prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for the construction of a new fishing harbour at a cost of `325 crore near K Pallipalem beach in Kothapatnam mandal in Ongole revenue division. The proposed fishing harbour will accomm...

Pakistan: Boat rally taken out to oppose development of cities on islands by Shazia Hasan October 19, 2020   |  Source: Dawn

At least 20 fishing boats and a couple of small speedboats took part in a boat rally that started from Ibrahim Hyderi’s busy and undeveloped Jamote Jetty to the twin Bundal and Dingi (also known as Buddu) Islands as part of the ‘Samundari Jazair Bacha...

Kerala: COVID-19: Gillnet boats denied permission to enter Kochi harbour, move to other states October 19, 2020   |  Source: Mathrubhumi

The gillnet boats, which operate focusing on Kochi harbour, are moving to other states as they are not allowed to enter the harbour in the name of COVID. About 100 boats carrying fish left for Thengapattanam in Tamil Nadu and Malappa in Karnataka due to t...

Kerala: Over 1,000 Chinese nets to be dismantled by K.A. Martin October 16, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Over a thousand unlicensed Chinese nets (commonly called dip nets) in the picturesque Kumbalanghi backwaters are slated to be dismantled by the Fisheries Department early November following a Kerala High Court directive. Traditional fishers across the pol...

Sri Lanka: Navy apprehends 28 persons engaged in illegal fishing October 16, 2020   |  Source: Sri Lanka Navy

The Navy apprehended 28 persons along with their fishing gear for engaging in illegal fishing, during search operations conducted in the North Central, Eastern, Northern and Western Naval Commands in the past two weeks spanning from 30th September to 14th...

Pakistan: New tracking service set to boost safety on fishing vessels by Mohammad Ali October 16, 2020   |  Source: Urdu Point

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE’s Al Yah Satellite Communication Company, has announced that it is collaborating with FrontM to launch Thuraya SatTrack, a cloud-based tracking and monitoring service that significantly increa...

Tamil Nadu: Pulicat prawns go online: Fishermen to home deliver them in Chennai by Akila Kannadasan October 16, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

For the longest time, fisherman M Suman has dreamed of selling the fish he catches himself. “I have been fishing from the age of eight with my father,” says the 36-year-old from Pulicat. “Wholesale buyers and sellers who depend on us have prospered....

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