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Tamil Nadu: Activists raise their voice against Kattupalli port expansion August 06, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Activists on Wednesday slammed the granting of Terms of Reference (ToR) for the expansion of the Kattuppalli port by the Adani Group’s Marine Infrastructure Developers Pvt. Ltd. (MIDPL). The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environmen...

Kerala: Full-scale fishers’ registry soon by M.P. Praveen August 06, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Come next year and fish workers will be spared of the ordeal of making countless visits to offices for their many benefits. For, by then the Fisherfolk Family Register (FFR), a comprehensive database of all active fish workers complete with the details of...

Pakistan: Fishermen return to the sea after ban lifted by Shazia Hasan August 05, 2019   |  Source: Dawn

“There was the annual ban on fishing from June 1 to July 31, which was lifted on August 1 and everyone is glad to be back at work,” said Mansoor Ahmed Ghaznavi, assistant director, Fisheries Harbour Authority. “We have been seeing off hundreds of fi...

Pakistan: Fate of fish harbour set up in Gaddani hangs in balance by Syed Irfan Raza August 05, 2019   |  Source: Dawn

The fish harbour was developed in 2015 by a private company, MK Pakistan, which purchased 172 acres of land at the rate of Rs 350,000 per acre from the Pakistan Tourism Development Corpor­ation (PTDC) in 2015. However, the legal transfer of the land requ...

Kerala: Net profit or loss? Kerala’s trawling ban during the monsoon has become a bone of contention by Haritha John August 05, 2019   |  Source: Scroll.in

Monsoon in Kerala is not a happy season for those who love their fish curry and rice. Fish costs two or three times higher due to the annual trawling ban in the state, as fish landings are reduced in the season. For traditional fisherfolk, who catch fish ...

India: Himachal Pradesh government to boost fish farming by Anand Bodh August 05, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

Himachal Pradesh government has chalked out an ambitious plan to promote fishery sector in a big way keeping in view the potential available in the perennial rivers for the fish production particularly the trout in the state. There is proposal to construc...

Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar: Pollution control board directs 4 state to take action against ganga polluters August 05, 2019   |  Source: Asian Age  | Copyright: 2016 - 2019 The Asian Age.

Taking strict note of effluent and industrial waste being discharged into the Ganga river, the CPCB has directed four state pollution control boards to take action on units, including closing them, if they don't comply with environmental norms. In separat...

Andhra Predesh: Fishing boats in Vizag to be fitted with GPS by Nalla.Babu August 05, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

As over 60 per cent of motorised fishing boats and at least 30 per cent of mechanised fishing boats in Visakhapatnam district are yet to comply with safety measures, all fishing boats in the district will be fitted with tracking devices (Global Positionin...

Kerala: State to lobby against fisheries Bill by K.A. Martin August 05, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The State government will join like-minded States to lobby against some of the provisions in the proposed Marine Fisheries (Regulation and Management) Bill, 2019. These provisions in the proposed legislation violate the federal nature of the country and t...

Kerala: No fee hike for traditional fishers: Minister August 05, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma on Friday said the State government would revisit the hike, if any, in the licence fee for fishing vessels under 20 metres in length. Talking to the media on the sidelines of the launch of the Fisherfolk Family Regist...

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