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Bangladesh: The national fish and silver pride September 08, 2021   |  Source: UNB

Hilsa has become the king of fish due to its incomparable taste, smell, and nutritious oil. The most interesting thing is that Hilsa does not have a permanent address. Hilsa fish is locally called 'Ilish' and its scientific name is 'Tenualosa Ilisha'. The...

Goa: 14 fishermen rescued from sea after boat capsizes off Goa coast September 08, 2021   |  Source: ANI News

Fourteen fishermen were rescued from the sea after their fishing boat capsized off the coast at Velsao here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The fishermen were rescued by Drishti lifesavers, an agency acting on behalf of the Tourism Depart...

Bangladesh: Scarcity of ilish in the mighty Padma but the river is not disappointing local fishermen September 08, 2021   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

This season has seen a scarcity of ilish in the mighty Padma but the river is not disappointing local fishermen. When Kalidas Halder threw his net into the mighty waters of Padma on Sunday night near Daulatdia ferry terminal No 7 at Rajbari’s Goalanda, ...

Tamil Nadu: High diesel prices, poor returns force big fishing boats to remain moored ashore in Kasimedu harbour September 08, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India

Owners of fishing boats in Kasimedu harbour are banking on a miracle. Despite spending lakhs on fuel alone, they were unable to get a good price for their catch. “A decade ago, we would carry 1,500 litres of fuel for deep sea fishing. Today, we carry 3,...

Tamil Nadu: Vembar fish landing centre near Thoothukudi to get more facilities September 08, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu

The coastal hamlet of Vembar, situated about 30 km from Thoothukudi, with 100 country boats and 50 mechanised boats, will soon get new facilities at the Fish Landing Centre and the places around it, District Collector K. Senthil Raj has said. The Vembar ...

Pakistan: Fishermen gutted by low prices set under traders’ monopoly by Jan Khaskheli September 08, 2021   |  Source: The International News

Marine fishermen along the 350km long coastline of Sindh have expressed unhappiness at the low prices of fish that have not risen since the fishing season started on August 1 this year, making it difficult for them to stay afloat economically. They fea...

Tamil Nadu: Team assesses impact of groynes project at Pulicat September 08, 2021   |  Source: The New Indian Express

A four-member team appointed by an Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment Ministry visited the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary in Tiruvallur on Tuesday and assessed the impact of proposed groynes construction. Led by MV Ramanamurthy, director of...

India: What are dugongs, where is India’s first dugong conservation reserve? by Aswathi Pacha September 08, 2021   |  Source: The Indian Express

In the late 15th century, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Haiti islands, wrote about a mermaid sighting. He said they “were not as beautiful as they are represented.” Little did he know that he had seen a marine mammal called the dugong, whose ...

Assam: The deterioration of the lake harmed the livelihoods of several hundred fishers who have depended on it for generations by Gurvinder Singh September 08, 2021   |  Source: Down to Earth

Deepor Beel, a perennial freshwater lake and the only Ramsar site in Assam, has shrunk around 35 per cent in size since 1991. It is now spread across 4,014 hectares. The waterbody once attracted exotic birds and tourists and offered livelihood to the fish...

Tamil Nadu: Illegal double-fold fishing nets, trawlers seized September 08, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India

Fisheries department officials seized four mechanized trawlers from a fishing harbour at Sethubavachathiram in Thanjavur district for the alleged use of double-fold nets for fishing. Despite repeated warnings by the officials, the fishermen had been using...

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