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Bangladesh: China eager to invest in fisheries, IT January 02, 2019   |  Source: MENAFN

China has expressed its eagerness in investing in fisheries, information technology (IT), agro-processing sectors and other sectors in Bangladesh. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Zuo, said many Chinese companies are eager to invest in different sectors in Bangla...

Bangladesh: Shrimp exporters stare at bleak future by Sohel Parvez January 02, 2019   |  Source: The Daily Star

Shrimp processors finished the first half of fiscal 2018-19 amid lower export receipts than a year earlier, with a revival in fortunes progressively looking unlikely in the second half, said exporters yesterday. “We have been facing the blow of soaring ...

Goa: NGO in Goa opposes new CRZ 2018 notification January 02, 2019   |  Source: UNI India

An NGO in Goa on Monday registered protest against a notification issued by Union Ministry of Environment and Forest on Coastal Regulation Zone 2018 and demanded withdrawal of the same. In a statement, Centre for Responsible Tourism said, "The Coastal ...

Jammu and Kashmir: Conserve Anchar, Khushalsar, Gilsar water-bodies by MUKEET AKMALI January 02, 2019   |  Source: Greater Kashmir

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has expressed concern over condition of Anchar, Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes here and asked the state government to take measures for conservation of these water bodies. “Water bodies in Srinagar l...

Latest issue of SAMUDRA Report No. 80, December 2018, ICSF's journal on fisheries, released December 31, 2018   |  Source: ICSF Trust

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest edition of SAMUDRA Report, its triannual journal on fisheries, communities and livelihoods. SAMUDRA Report No. 80, dated December 2018, features articles on fisherie...

Kerala: CRZ notification: Fishermen plan protest; Kerala not to oppose by Manoj Viswanathan December 31, 2018   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification approved by the Union Cabinet has evoked mixed response in the state. Though the coastal populace welcome the reduction of No Development Zone (NDZ) and the de-freezing the Floor Area Ratio (FAR), they veheme...

India: Cabinet clears coastal regulation zone notification by Sowmiya Ashok December 31, 2018   |  Source: The Indian Express

When the draft rules were made public in April, environmentalists had alleged that the notification will open up fragile intertidal areas to real estate agents and was framed with the intent to favour large-scale industry at the cost of fishing communitie...

Maharashtra: Koli community, BMC at loggerheads over Coastal Road project December 31, 2018   |  Source: Mirror Now

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the fishermen community in Worli are at loggerheads over the state government's ambitious Coastal Road project. The work to designing has come to a halt with fishermen stalling the seaside survey asking the civ...

Maharashtra: State develops hatchery for grooming Nemo fishes by Sweety Adimulam December 31, 2018   |  Source: Free Press Journal

The State Mangrove Cell has created a hatchery for grooming of Nemo fishes at Airoli’s coastal and marine biodiversity centre in 2018. According to the Chief Conservator of Forests (Mangrove Cell) N Vasudevan inside the hatchery there are a total of 57 ...

Tamil Nadu: Fishing banned in Singanallur lake to preserve biodiversity by Nivedha Selvam December 31, 2018   |  Source: The Times of India

Commercial fishing will be banned in Singanallur lake from January 1 to preserve biodiversity, municipal administration minister SP Velumani said here on Sunday. “All the 19 lakes in the district were leased out to carry out commercial fishing. But over...

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