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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Fisheries Policy 2018 is released January 04, 2019   |  Source: Department of Fisheries, Andaman and Nicobar Administration

The goal of the Andaman and Nicobar Ilands Fisheries Policy, 2018 is to ensure the health of the marine living resources of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Exclusive Economic Zone through sustainable harvest for the benefit of present and future generations....

Karnataka: No fisheries operation in coastal districts on Jan. 6 January 03, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

A meeting of fishermen at the Malpe fisheries harbour here on Wednesday decided to shut down fisheries operations in all three coastal districts and stage a ‘rasta roko’ on National Highway 66 at Karavali Junction here on January 6. They decided to do...

Maldives: Police, Coast Guard to enforce FAD regulations: Fisheries Ministry by Ahmed Aiham January 03, 2019   |  Source: The Edition

Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has upped efforts to monitor, regulate and enforce fishing regulations to stop recreational fishermen from using illegal drop-line fishing techniques within the radius of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). FADs were ...

World News: Diving into the blue economy January 03, 2019   |  Source: UN DESA

Can humans use the ocean as a tool for lifting people out of poverty, all the while protecting its valuable ecosystems? Certainly, say proponents of the growing sustainable blue economy movement. The first-ever Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, held in...

World News: Staying on-track to realize the Sustainable Development Goals January 03, 2019   |  Source: UN DESA

2019 will be a critical year for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN DESA will be fully engaged in the preparation of the two High-level Political Forums, one in July under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), completing i...

Andhra Pradesh: Turtles dying before reaching destination by Appala Naidu Tippana January 03, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Many of the first batch olive ridley turtles which choose Andhra Pradesh coast for the annual breeding season are dying before they reach the destination after being trapped in the fishing nets. The coast, a safe breeding zone, is now witnessing the death...

Bangladesh: Facing mid-year slump, Bangladesh shrimp industry again pushes for vannamei January 03, 2019   |  Source: Undercurrent News

In the midst of a mid-fiscal-year slump, the Bangladeshi shrimp industry is again urging its federal government to allow vannamei cultivation in the country, The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper, reports. Bangladesh, which heavily produces black tiger ...

Pakistan: Fishermen in trouble by Dostain Muhammad Bakhsh January 03, 2019   |  Source: The Express Tribune

Gwadar is considered the hub of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but a majority of its citizens are facing issues that need to be resolved. For instance, fishermen in the city are protesting on roads because they have been deprived of their liveli...

Kerala: State may have to redraw CZMP now by K.S. Sudhi January 03, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

After the laborious preparation of the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), which will influence development activities in coastal districts, coastal States, including Kerala, may now have to redraw the document following the notification of a new Coastal...

Nepal: Forgotten wetlands by Ramesh Bhushal January 03, 2019   |  Source: The Third Pole

A few kilometres north of the Indian border in Kapilvastu district –the birth place of Buddha – lies Jagdishpur lake, the largest reservoir in Nepal, and one of the ten wetlands in the country listed under the Ramsar Convention. The lake is home to ab...

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