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kerala: Fishermen keep fingers crossed by K. A. Martin August 01, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Owners of over 3,600 trawling boats and other deep sea vessels keep their fingers crossed as the monsoon ban on trawling comes to an end on the midnight of July 31. The last 52 days have been an unusually lean season for traditional fishermen and the futu...

Pakistan: Now all their lands have either been drowned by a rising sea or have turned saline August 01, 2019   |  Source: First Post  | Copyright: 2019 Firstpost

Eighty-year-old Abdullah’s full name is Abdullah Wadero. In Sindh, Wadero is a title given to big landowners. Abdullah used to own 150 acres of farmland in Kharo Chhan, a coastal area in Sindh’s Thatta district. Now he owns nothing. All the land has b...

Gujarat: Surge in women involved in fish processing industry in Saurashtra by Paul John August 01, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

Gujarat has witnessed a 65% rise in influx of migrants born outside the state between two census years of 2001 and 2011. A large portion of them are women whose numbers have increased by 70.7% compared to men’s 63.14%. But more startling is the fact tha...

Assam: Second wave of Assam floods claims 4 more lives; Toll rises to 86 August 01, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Even as the rainfall eases and waters recede, the deadly floods in Assam claimed four more lives on Sunday, taking the overall death toll to 86. According to a bulletin released Monday evening by the Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA), 12.2...

Assam and West Bengal: Bank erosion in the Brahmaputra valley–impact and causes by DHRUBA JYOTI BORGOHAIN August 01, 2019   |  Source: NorthEast Now

The entire Brahmaputra valley is at present reeling under a devastating flood. The peak flow of the Brahmaputra during this wave of flood at Pandu was about 39000 cubic meters per sec (cumec). Statistically, this kind of flood is quite common and happens ...

India: Friction between India and Brazil, following disagreement at WTO by Huma Siddiqui August 01, 2019   |  Source: Financial Express

With India’s stand against Brazil’s stand on the fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the ongoing negotiations, the two are heading towards diplomatic friction. This is expected to hit the India-MERCOSUR talks as well as BRICS ...

Goa: Will ask CM to deploy cops at jetties to restore order August 01, 2019   |  Source: Times of India  | Copyright: 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

Fisheries minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues on Monday assured the House that action would be taken to restore order at jetties. He was replying to a question tabled by Tivim MLA Nilkant Halarnkar. “I will request the chief minister to deploy police at jett...

West Bengal: Sunderbans: Fisherman dragged by tiger; third incident in 2 weeks August 01, 2019   |  Source: Deccan Chronicle  | Copyright: 2015 - 2019 Deccan Chronicle.

A fisherman was dragged away by a tiger in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Monday. The incident has taken place three weeks after two women were killed in separate tiger attacks. A resident of Rajatjubli in Gosaba, Arjun Mandal, 45, was drag...

Assam: China, Bhutan or deforestation role in Assam flood? by Sumir Karmakar July 31, 2019   |  Source: Deccan Herald

Streamflow or rainfall data shared by China and Bhutan during the Monsoon makes very few in downstream Assam happy. The growing volume of water and the silt flowing down through the Brahmaputra originating in China and many of its tributaries from Bhutan ...

Maharashtra: Southern coastal road project to hit marine life by Sonam Saigal July 31, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

If there were any doubts about the proposed coastal road project (CRP) damaging marine life in the city, various reports by consultants as well as those presented before the Bombay High Court (HC) clear any ambiguity on these. The Brihanmumbai Municipal C...

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