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Pakistan: Fishermen hang by a thread as fish get scant by Jan Khaskheli October 14, 2020   |  Source: The International News

Majeed Motani, a veteran fishing boat captain from Ibrahim Hydri, Karachi, said the marine ecosystem was shrinking fast, which often meant livelihood uncertainty for a large number of fishermen. “Increasing sea intrusion, changing marine temperatures, a...

Maldives: Fisheries Minister hints at fish exports to Russia, China by Ahmed Aiham October 14, 2020   |  Source: The Edition

Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Zaha Waheed, on Monday, revealed that efforts were underway to establish fisheries exports to both China and Russia. In response to a question posed by parliamentary representative for Kaafu Atoll's ...

Bangladesh: Commercial ilish farming not a viable option October 14, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

As ilish population keeps declining gradually, Dhaka Tribune's Bilkis Irani takes a look at why saving the rivers is becoming the only option in this last report of a four-part series. With the ilish population declining day by day in Bangladesh’s river...

Myanmar: USAID fish for livelihoods launches Shwe Ngar mobile phone app for fish farmers October 14, 2020   |  Source: US Embassy in Burma

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Myanmar, Ms. Aler Grubbs, launched the newly developed Shwe Ngar (Golden Fish) mobile phone application (app) for fish farmers in a virtual event. U Nyunt Win, Director, In...

Sri Lanka: Protectionist taxes on canned fish, sugar cut October 14, 2020   |  Source: Economy Next

Sri Lanka is cutting protectionist taxes on canned fish, sugar and large (Bombay) onions and dhall (lentils) the President’s office said. The tax cut will result in the price of a large can of tinned fish falling to 200 rupees, B-onions to 100 rupee and...

Kerala: Production of indigenous fish varieties to be enhanced October 14, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma has said that the government is planning to enhance production of indigenous fish varieties in inland waterbodies. Speaking after inaugurating the peninsular carp hatchery at Thalapuzha in Wayanad district, the first ...

Kerala: Shortage of labourers hits fishing operations October 14, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Though fishing harbours and fish landing centres in the district were reopened on Monday by complying with the COVID-19 protocol, about 30 trawler boats at Beypore harbour could not operate because of shortage of labourers. Fishermen union leaders said so...

Kerala: Vizhinjam seaport is eating up Thiruvananthapuram's beaches and fishing villages by K.A. Shaji October 14, 2020   |  Source: Huffington Post

Shanghumukham Beach, just outside the domestic terminal of Trivandrum International Airport in Kerala, no longer exists. Once among the most popular landmarks in the city, it now lies completely submerged in the Arabian Sea. Large, angry waves have also e...

Maharashtra: Supreme Court must reconsider its stand on Mumbai’s coastal road project due to climate change and rising sea levels by MEENAZ KAKALIA October 14, 2020   |  Source: The Leaflet

The Coastal Road Project planned and implemented by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai [MCGM]- is a road being constructed along the western coast of the island city. This project is part of a larger plan to construct a ‘ring road’ all aroun...

Bangladesh: Target set to produce 6 lakh mts of fish in FY 2020-21 October 13, 2020   |  Source: UNB

The Fisheries and Livestock Ministry has taken different measures to produce six lakh metric tonnes of fish in the current fiscal year of 2020-21. The target was mentioned at the 12th meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry on Sund...

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