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Tamil Nadu: Sri Lanka Court Orders Release Of 26 Indian Fishermen Arrested Last Month January 19, 2021   |  Source: NDTV

A Sri Lankan court has freed 26 Indian fishermen arrested by the Lankan navy for allegedly fishing in its waters, officials said on Wednesday. However, the court ordered for the "nationalisation" of the four mechanised boats and other equipment siezed dur...

Jammu and Kashmir: Four fishermen selected for construction of LCH at Handwara January 19, 2021   |  Source: India Education Diary

The Fisheries Department, Kupwara today organized a draw of lots function under PMMSY scheme for construction of low cost houses (LCH) for underprivileged fish farmers. The function was organised under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner (A...

Odisha: The increase in shrimp farming around Chilika Lake in India’s Odisha state has not only been destroying the area’s ecology but also affecting the livelihoods of several thousand fishermen January 19, 2021   |  Source: The Fish Site

For the past five decades, Jogi Behera has been a fisherman on Chilika Lake, the largest coastal lagoon in India and also the largest brackish water lagoon in the world. The 60-year-old, who lives in Balipatapur, laments that his catch has been dropping w...

Odisha: As Jagatsinghpur rivers dry up, locals worry over govt inaction January 19, 2021   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Even as major rivers are drying up and human encroachments are blocking their flow in the district, inaction by the State government and district administration to revive them is posing a grave challenge to sustainable development in the region. As per re...

Kerala: As pandemic scare wanes, migrants return to work January 19, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu

With declining COVID-19 scare and opportunities in the construction sector picking up, the return of migrant labourers to Kerala is seemingly on a steady rise. Contractors said they were happy with the trend, as it would help the early completion of vario...

Maharashtra: Fishermen can claim compensation only thrice a year for rescue of endangered marine life: Maharashtra fisheries department by Priyanka Sahoo January 19, 2021   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Fishermen claiming compensation for rescuing and releasing marine life into the sea can now do so only three times a year. The state government has introduced an upper limit to the number of claims one can file and the amount that can be claimed to the co...

India: Study finds metal pollution in aquaculture farms January 19, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu

A study of aquaculture farms across 10 States, which account for the bulk of India’s production, has found “hazardous” levels of metals such as lead and cadmium in all of them. Profligate use of antibiotics and insecticides for cultivation and the t...

Tamil Nadu: Mannar’s Corals Stand Strong in the Face of Growing Threats – With a Little Help by Aathira Perinchery January 19, 2021   |  Source: The Wire

In spite of global warming and pollution, coral reefs in the Gulf of Mannar have been resilient – a sign that management interventions are helping. It was a sight of “devastation” that met 22-year-old Gilbert Mathews when he dove into the clear wate...

Karnataka: College of fisheries to prepare DPR for dry fish curing yards January 18, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India

Based on a request from the state government, the College of fisheries will soon prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for setting up dry fish curing yards in the three districts of coastal Karnataka. Speaking on the sidelines of a three-day training...

Kerala and Karnataka: Drop in sardine catch poses a risk to nutrition security by M. Raghuram January 18, 2021   |  Source: Live Mint

If you love your fish or just crave natural sources of Omega3 here’s a fact that should alarm you: every time a fishing vessel has returned to coast in the last two years, it has had fewer sardines in its catch. Unsustainable fishing practices and chang...

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