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Assam: Fish die in wetland near Assam blowout site June 30, 2020   |  Source: Telegraph India

The mixing of condensate with floodwaters in a wetland close to the site of an Oil India gas well blowout at Baghjan in Tinsukia district of Assam has killed fish in large numbers, a forest official said. The official said fish have died in huge numbers i...

Bangladesh: WorldFish to support Amphan-affected fishers in Cox’s Bazar June 30, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

WorldFish Bangladesh has extended its support among the cyclone Amphan-affected fishers in Cox’s Bazar. The organisation will operate a humanitarian assistance of $29,000, or Tk 2.46 million, to 426 households in four upazilas of the district under its ...

Myanmar: ILO warns of migrant workers crisis as Myanmar ponders returnees’ role June 30, 2020   |  Source: Myanmar Times

The International Labour Organization (ILO) warned that many millions of migrant workers could face unemployment and poverty after losing their jobs abroad due to COVID-19 and returning to their home countries. The ILO said millions of migrant workers st...

Myanmar: Minister stresses need to boost farming capacity to earn US$1bil yearly from fishery export June 30, 2020   |  Source: The Star

If Myanmar can improve domestic farming capacity, up to US$1 billion could be earned yearly from export of fishery products, said Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Htoo. “If we can try to improve farming capacity locally, we will be in a position soon t...

World News: Sustainable tourism and fisheries key to growth in post-COVID Pacific by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana June 30, 2020   |  Source: MENAFN

Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts in small island developi...

India: National Fishworkers Forum flays draft Fisheries Policy 2020 June 26, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

Forum calls for discussions within the communities across coastal States before moving ahead. The National Fishworkers Forum is up in arms against the draft Fisheries Policy 2020, saying that the government’s intention is not in favour of fishing commun...

Assam: Job And Financial Insecurities Amid COVID-19 Force Circus Queen to Become Fish Vendor by Zarafshan Shiraz June 26, 2020   |  Source: India.Com

Sarada Singha, a 45-year-old chief performer of her Kolkata based circus company, had everything going right for her until the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent nationwide lockdown forced her to become a fish vendor to manage her two-square-meal for he...

Tamil Nadu: 700 Indian fishers stranded in Iran to return June 26, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Nearly 700 Indian fishermen, of which 673 are from Tamil Nadu, who were stranded in Iran, will be repatriated by INS Jalashwa and expected to arrive at the Tuticorin port early next week. The fishermen have been seeking help from February when Covid-19 po...

India: How Covid-19 has impacted the seafood sector by Rajesh Ravi June 26, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

India is the largest producer of farmed shrimps in the world and accounts for nearly 6% of the global fish production. During 2018-19, India exported seafood worth $6.72 billion with a volume of 13.92 lakh tonne. During 2019, India accounted for 282,584 t...

India: Sustainable development is key to enhancing competitiveness in fisheries sector: Fisheries Secretary June 26, 2020   |  Source: MENAFN

Sustainable development is key to increasing the competitiveness in the fisheries sector and reducing post-harvest losses in fisheries to less than 10 per cent is extremely important, said Rajeev Ranjan, Secretary, Department of Fisheries. Speaking at FIC...

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