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Myanmar: Gas power project involving Total and Siemens angers fishing communities by YE HTUT WIN March 15, 2019   |  Source: Frontier Myanmar

Fishing communities in the coastal Kanbauk area of Yebyu Township, Tanintharyi Region say their livelihoods have been disrupted by work on a liquid natural gas power generation project involving two large European companies. The project involves building ...

Bangladesh: Blue economy to help building developed BD March 15, 2019   |  Source: Daily Industry

Experts have underscored the need for utilising the resources of blue economy with a view to bolstering country’s economy. The prospects of sea-based economy to promote Bangladesh in a middle-income country through the sustainable use of marine resource...

Bangladesh: Dead rivers tell many tales by Toriqul Islam March 15, 2019   |  Source: Prothom Alo

Dead men tell no tales, but rivers do. Bangladesh’s rivers, a large number of which have already been killed with the remaining survivors crawling towards death, tell so many tales - tales of crooked politics, spiralling transportation costs, of waning ...

Kerala: Caught in Kerala, bound for fishmeal factories March 15, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Can you name the fish that is caught mostly off Kerala shores over the past three months but still not a popular delicacy? The question is posed by Friends of Marine Life (FML), a Thiruvananthapuram-based NGO involved in marine life protection activities,...

Maharashtra: Bombay HC raps govt over rehabilitation of fisherfolk March 15, 2019   |  Source: Asian Age

The Bombay high court Wednesday pulled up the Maharashtra government for failing to come up with a rehabilitation plan for fishermen who will be affected by the state’s coastal road project. The court asked the state how fishermen were expected to go jo...

India: NFDB new Board has no representation from co-ops by Rohit Gupta March 15, 2019   |  Source: Indian Cooperative

Cooperators connected with fisheries cooperatives across the country are sore with National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) which has failed to include a single representation from the fisheries cooperatives in the apex body. The recently reconstituted...

Pakistan: Sindh’s fish exports could be increased to $300 million, says minister March 15, 2019   |  Source: The International News

Sindh Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Abdul Bari Pitafi has said sea food has the potential to increase the revenue of the country as the province alone could export fish of up to $300 million. This he said during a meeting with Consul General of Tha...

Karnataka: Fish drought worries fishermen in Uttara Kannada district by Arunkumar Huralimath March 14, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fishermen in Uttara Kannada are left in the lurch as they are unable to get a good catch in the Arabian Sea for the past two weeks. Nearly 90 per cent of purse seine fishing boats have stopped fishing and have been anchored at Karwar port for the last tw...

Karnataka: Association seeks ban on boats fishing using lights March 14, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Malpe Fishermen’s Deep Sea Trawl Boat Association has urged the district administration to ban fishing done by using lights by the purse seine boats in the sea. A delegation led by Kishore D. Suvarna, president of the association, met Deputy Commiss...

Maharashtra: Coastal Road: where are the alternative jobs for fishermen, asks High Court by Sonam Saigal March 14, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government if it has thought of a substitute occupation for 600 fishermen families whose livelihood is under threat from the construction of the 35.6-km coastal road. A Division Bench of Chief Justi...

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