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Assam: Flood situation grim as death toll reaches 12, 38,000 affected June 25, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Wednesday, with the deluge killing one more person and affecting 38,000 people in five districts of the state. The fresh death was reported in Sivasagar district, taking the death toll in this year's floods in...

Uttar Pradesh: River pollution, conservation: UP’s fishing community bears brunt by Nutan Maurya , Soumi Roy Chowdhury June 24, 2020   |  Source: Down to Earth

The quality of water in rivers Ganga and Yamuna did not improve despite four decades of pollution-mitigation measures. But they did within 10 days of the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. ...

Kerala: Fishers divided over fishmeal factory proposal June 24, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The fisher community is divided over the benefits of a fishmeal factory in the State as recently proposed by Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma. T. Peter of the National Fish Workers’ Forum and Jackson Pollayil of the Kerala Swathanthra Matsya Thozhi...

Assam: Second wave of floods hits Assam as water level of Brahmaputra river rises by Hemanta Kumar Nath June 24, 2020   |  Source: India Today

Assam is in the grip of second wave of floods, triggered by incessant rains in the state and neighbouring states, which has affected around 25,000 people of five districts of the state. Over 12,000 people were affected in Dhemaji district after floodwater...

Andhra Pradesh: Government focusing on rejuvenating blue economy June 24, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The state government has initiated several measures to improve the blue economy, which is not only expected to rake in more revenue, but also augment employment. According to the Socio-Economic Survey, fish production improved to 41.75 lakh metric tonnes ...

India: Righting’ the wrong: Rights of rivers by Shrishtee Bajpai June 24, 2020   |  Source: Mongabay

Imagine if the river Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh, currently at the centre of controversy because of the 3,097-megawatt (MW) Etalin hydroelectric project proposed to be built across it, had the right to flow? What if its tributaries Tangon and Dri on wh...

Kerala: Declining catches leave smaller boats with scanty earnings June 24, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Hit by a steep decline in fisheries resources, smaller boats engaged in fishing have started withdrawing from regular fishing activities off the Kozhikode coast. Though many had hoped to get a decent return with the introduction of the trawling ban and su...

Kerala: Water hyacinths turn a headache for fishermen by Linta Mary Philip June 24, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Unabated growth of water hyacinths in Vembanad lake is posing to be a major hindrance to the livelihood of fishermen families living along the banks of the water body. The accumulation of the invasive water plants which are six-feet-deep in certain areas,...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen want Kissan Credit Cards to be issued soon June 24, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The KCC was extended to fishermen and those in animal husbandry so that they too could avail of small loans for running day-to-day business.. Fishermen have urged banks to speed up the process of issuing Kissan Credit Cards (KCC) that will enable them to ...

Goa: SGPDA frames guidelines for wholesale fish market operations June 24, 2020   |  Source: Herald

The South Goa Planning and District Authority in a special meeting on Tuesday, decided the rates and finalised the guidelines for the operation of the wholesale fish market. The timing of the market were also decided wherein it will be kept open from 5 am...

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