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Bhutan: Inventory finds 104 fish species in western Bhutan January 03, 2019   |  Source: Kuenselonline

National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCRLF) in Haa found 104 fish species in the Amochhu, Wangchhu and Punatshangchhu basins. Programme Director of NRCRLF, Singye Tshering, said that there had been no data and information on the spec...

Bhutan: Fish centre needs more trout feed by Rinchen Zangmo January 03, 2019   |  Source: Kuenselonline

The National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa is challenged in availing feed to supply to farmers interested in trout farming. Programme director at the centre, Singye Tshering, said that unlike feed for fish in warm-water, it was di...

Gujarat: Fish exports from Gujarat set to dive by 20% due to deficient rain by Nimesh Khakhariya January 02, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

For the first time in past three years, marine exports from Gujarat is likely to take a hit and decline by nearly 20% mainly because of deficient rain that has affected the quality of catch along the state’s 1,600km-long coastline. Fish from Gujarat is ...

India: International tribunal to hear in July case of Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen January 02, 2019   |  Source: The Week

An international tribunal will hear in July the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in India, according to a media report. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will hear the case of Salvatore Girone and fellow marine Ma...

Karnataka: All possible efforts are on to trace missing fishing boat: Karandlaje January 02, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Shobha Karandlaje, MP, said on Tuesday that all efforts were being made to trace the boat, Suvarna Tribhuja, from Malpe with seven fishermen onboard, which went missing off the Goa coast on December 15 last year. The boat had left the Malpe Fisheries Harb...

Tamil Nadu: Boat owners set to destroy country’s marine resources in the North ? January 02, 2019   |  Source: Daily Mirror

Sri Lankan fishermen’s leaders from across the north met with Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray in Jaffna last week to hand over a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena. In their letter the representatives from fishing communities in Jaffna,...

India: Fishing harbours, beaches near fishing villages see 'high' beach litter: Govt January 02, 2019   |  Source: Outlook India

Most of the fishing harbours and beaches adjacent to fishing villages have occurrence of "high" beach litter, the government said Monday. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said plastic litter from tourism a...

Sri Lanka: Housing aid for freshwater fisheries community January 02, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has handed over housing aid to another group of inland fishermen under the Housing Aid Program implemented as a solution to the housing problem of the fisher community engage...

Pakistan: Gwadar fishermen call off strike after successful negotiations by Behram Baloch January 02, 2019   |  Source: Dawn

The protesting fishermen of the port city of Gwadar on Sunday called off their month-long strike after successful negotiations with officials of the provincial government and the Gwadar Port Authority. Official sources said that Gwadar Port Authority C...

Maldives: Fisheries Ministry warns against prohibited forms of fishing near marker buoys January 02, 2019   |  Source: Raajje

The Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has warned against recreational and forms of fishing other than pole-and-line near fishing buoys. The ministry said in a statement on Sunday that they have received numerous complaints of vessels netting and drop ...

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