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Afghanistan: Floods: Kandahar livestock, industry incur millions of Afghanis loss by Bashir Ahmad Naadem March 14, 2019   |  Source: FT LK

Recent heavy rains and flash floods have caused millions of afghanis losses to the livestock and industry besides crops and residential homes in southern Kandahar province. Officials say the livestock suffered 63 million afghanis and industry 75 million a...

Sri Lanka: Arrangements made to get Sri Lankan fishermen and boats released from Maldives custody in next two days March 14, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi says that all arrangements have been made to get the 25 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Maldives and their multi-day trawlers released. State Minister Wedaarachchi informed ...

Kerala: Fish farms have become a model for ecotourism by Toby Antony March 14, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

When Matsyafed introduced eco-tourism projects in its fish farms in 2010, there were several doubts whether farm tourism has any potential in Kerala. However, now these fish farms have become a model before private and government entities on utilising the...

Odisha: Gahirmatha may witness 2nd mass nesting of turtles this year March 14, 2019   |  Source: Business Standard

Gahirmatha beach in Odisha's Kendrapara district, the worlds largest rookery of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, may witness a second mass nesting of these species in coming days, Forest officials said on Tuesday. Over five lakh turtles have so far co...

World News: The 'ecological foundations of society' are in peril, a massive UN report warns March 14, 2019   |  Source: CNN

Human activities are degrading the global environment at a pace that could endanger the "ecological foundations of society" and human health, according to a landmark United Nations report released Wednesday. The authors say that with unprecedented action ...

Nepal: Better data can help close the global gender gap March 14, 2019   |  Source: World Economic Forum

At the current pace of change, it is going to take us over a century to close the global gender gap. As recent research from the World Economic Forum has shown, women are still behind in areas such as economic participation and opportunity, health and edu...

Kerala: Divers discover wreck of vessel near Vizhinjam in Kerala March 13, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Divers have discovered the wreck of a vessel, reportedly Iranian, which sank off the Thiruvananthapuram coast during Cyclone Ockhi in 2017. The announcement was made by Friends of Marine Life (FML), a Valiathura-based research forum, whose divers and thos...

Maldives: EU hold fourth Policy Dialogue March 13, 2019   |  Source: Raajje

The Maldives government and the delegation of the European Union (EU) has held its fourth Policy Dialogue at Kurumba Maldives resort. In a joint press release on Monday, Maldives and the EU stated that their discussions covered a number of thematic areas ...

West Bengal: State Panchayats dept draws up measures to increase production and sale of fish March 13, 2019   |  Source: Millennium Post

In a significant stride to ensure a better livelihood for the fish farmers in the state, the Panchayats and Rural Development department is taking a slew of measures to develop infrastructure for cultivation, storage and quality control of fish, the most ...

Myanmar: Trends in small-scale fishery in Myanmar: Tenure rights and gender in Mon State and Tanintharyi Division March 13, 2019   |  Source: TNI

Myanmar’s fishery sector is increasingly celebrated for its potential, and the country’s role as a major international source of fishery products (through wild-capture as well as aquaculture) is expected to expand further with investment in the years ...

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