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India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: Powering South Asian integration by Aditya Valiathan Pillai January 07, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

On December 18, the Union Ministry of Power issued a seemingly anodyne memo that set the rules for the flow of electricity across South Asian borders. Evaluated against the turbulent politics around the issue, the new guidelines are a startling departure ...

Myanmar: Seeks to resume fish exports to Saudi Arabia by HTOO THANT January 04, 2019   |  Source: Myanmar Times

The government’s efforts to convince Saudi Arabia to resume buying rohu fish appears to be paying off as the Middle Eastern country has agreed to send a delegate from its Food and Drug Authority to check on cold storage facilities and fish farms in Myan...

Myanmar: 23 factories permitted to export wild-caught fish, prawn to EU market January 04, 2019   |  Source: Eleven Myanmar

The number of factories in Myanmar allowed by the European Union to export naturally caught fish and prawns has increased from 21 to 23, according to the Fisheries Department. Since 2010, 21 local factories have been allowed to export wild-caught fish to ...

Sri Lanka: Marine pollution caused by shipping industry: Emerging threat in domain of environmental security January 04, 2019   |  Source: Daily FT

Oceans play a crucial role in balancing the global ecosystem. Hence, sustenance of a healthy marine environment is of vital necessity for several reasons. At the outset of expansive trade policies in the international arena, freight of goods via sea route...

India claims to be on track to achieve its 2020 biodiversity targets, says Indias Sixth National Report to CBD January 04, 2019   |  Source: CBD

Nearly 150 valuation studies have been undertaken starting from 1980s to 2017. Of these studies, 34 cover wetlands, 68 cover forests, 19 coastal, marine and mangrove ecosystems and 25 other ecosystems. Included in the 150 studies are the studies conducte...

India: Commercialisation of the Coast, says National Fishworkers Forum and Kerala Matsya Thozhilali Aikya Vedi by Sumedha Pal January 04, 2019   |  Source: Newsclick

In yet another attempt aimed at benefiting the corporates, the government has approved an overhaul of the Coastal Zone Regulation (CRZ) rules. The protection and development of the coast was till now governed by the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification (2...

India: Cabinet approves new norms for rural, coastal tourism infra by Vishwa Mohan January 04, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The Centre has approved new norms to regulate development activities in coastal zones along India’s over 7,500 km of coastline, streamlining Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance procedures and allowing development activities in coastal rural areas an...

West Bengal: Fish release scheme by Bengal Govt January 04, 2019   |  Source: UNI India

The office of the Fisheries Department in North 24 Parganas district has taken up a major scheme of releasing fish hatchlings. This would help the hundreds of fishermen who earn their livelihoods by fishing on the River Hooghly. As part of this scheme, i...

Goa: Bull trawling, LED fishing bad for future: Legislators January 04, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Housing minister Jayesh Salgaonkar and deputy speaker Michael Lobo, accompanied by about 25 traditional fishermen, met fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar to discuss about issues related to illegal fishing practices at the secretariat in Porvorim on Thursda...

India: Cleaner air, Ganga, dam safety, Rules: What will matter in 2019, and why by Sowmiya Ashok January 04, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

Notwithstanding events such as last year’s floods in Kerala, which were at least partly due to the mismanagement of reservoirs, and the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi in which thousands came out in the streets to demand the shutting of a copper sm...

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