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Goa: Gets Rs 2 crore aid to propel fisheries sector October 16, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Goa has received Rs 2 crore under the central government’s grant for focused and sustainable development of fisheries – the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). “The department had moved a proposal for this grant. The central government has...

Maldives: Fishermen, processors band together and reduce yellowfin tuna catch by five times the IOTC requirement by Madelyn Kearns October 16, 2020   |  Source: Seafood Source

Yellowfin tuna catch in the Maldives has been reduced by 7,737 metric tons in 2019 compared to 2015, the result of a concerted effort being made by the industry to align with resolutions set by Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). In 2015, the IOTC scient...

Maldives: Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM to connect 732 fishing vessels October 16, 2020   |  Source: Spacetech Asia

Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have been awarded a new contract to connect 732 fishing vessels active in the Maldives Economic Exclusion Zone to Inmarsat’s Fleet One maritime broadband services. Cobham’s SAILOR Fleet One utilises the existing Inmarsat-4 s...

Odisha: Villagers dig river mouth to release floodwater in Odisha by Sisir Panigrahi October 16, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fed up with the apathy of the administration towards their plight, residents of four coastal villages in Ganjam block on Thursday dug up the mouth of Rushikulya river near Potagarh to create an outlet for water which caused flooding in the area after rain...

Tamil Nadu: Panel told to visit sensitive coastal areas by T.K. Rohit October 16, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment has suggested that a sub-committee visit sensitive coastal areas of Tamil Nadu for examination before coastal protection measures envisaged under the Comprehensive Shoreline Protection Ma...

Maharashtra: Mumbai's fishing community demand for justice after BMC drafts plan by Dipti Singh October 15, 2020   |  Source: Free Press Journal

The oldest inhabitants of Mumbai, the Kolis – local fishing community have demanded natural justice and sought "fair” demarcation of their villages. Leaders from the Koli community claim that two years after their Koliwada land was surveyed, the final...

Bangladesh: 22- day ban on Hilsa catching from midnight October 15, 2020   |  Source: UNB

A 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting hilsa will come into effect from Tuesday midnight with a view to boost its production by ensuring safe breeding through protection of mother hilsa. The ban will remain effective until November ...

Telangana: To soon export fish, prawns: Talasani October 15, 2020   |  Source: Telangana Today

Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav announced that the State government will soon begin preparations for exporting fish and prawns being produced in the State to other countries. The Fisheries department signed a memorandum of understanding with MP...

Goa: Fisheries dept moots using khazan lands for agriculture, aquaculture October 15, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

In a bid to make optimal use of the state’s khazan lands, the directorate of fisheries has recommended that the government take a policy decision to set aside fertile khazan lands for the development of agriculture and aquaculture zones. The directorate...

Assam: Wetlands undergoing rapid degradation, says study October 15, 2020   |  Source: Northeast Now

Wetlands of Assam undergoing rapid degradation in the face of anthropogenic pressure and climatic change, revealed a latest study. The study conducted by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute through its Guwahati Regional Centre on the vulnerab...

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