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Odisha: Fishermen told to use distress alert transmitters June 10, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2018 All rights Reserved by OrissaPOST

After six and a half months, the district’s fishermen are all set to venture into the sea June 14 for fishing as the marine fishery department is going to lift the ban on fishing within 20 km of the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary on that day. The fishermen...

Odisha: Sarangi calls for plan to develop fisheries, MSME June 10, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post  | Copyright: 2018 All rights Reserved by OrissaPOST

Union Minister of State for MSME, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Pratap Chandra Sarangi held a review meeting on the progress of various schemes and activities in Balasore district Sunday. After becoming Union minister, it was his maiden visit ...

Maharashtra: Provide compensation: Fishermen to state by SONALI TELANG June 10, 2019   |  Source: The Asian Age  | Copyright: 2016 - 2019 The Asian Age.

Mumbai fishermen claim that the extraction survey carried out for oil and natural gas under the sea by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is incurring them huge losses as this time the operations are being carried out in catchment areas. The g...

Bangladesh: Dry fish gains popularity abroad by SHAMSUDDIN ILLIUS June 10, 2019   |  Source: The Independent

Dry fish is one of the main delicacies of the Chittagong region. Traditional dry fish preparations are quite popular across the country. Bangladeshi dry fish is now being exported to the UK, the US, and the Middle East. The Department of Fisheries says it...

Bangladesh: Highway blocked as fishermen protest catch ban June 10, 2019   |  Source: South China Morning Post

Several thousand fishermen blocked Bangladesh’s busiest highway on Sunday, police said, as protests escalated over a two-month fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal. The fishermen say the 65-day blockade – intended to replenish fish stocks – is driving t...

India: Charting under-charted waters by Sumita Misra June 07, 2019   |  Source: The Economic Times

The concept of the Blue Economy (BE) dates back to 1994, when entrepreneur and sustainability champion Gunter Pauli introduced it at the UN. It assumed importance after the UN Third Earth Summit Conference at Rio in 2012 focused on expanding the green eco...

Odisha: Women as climate action ambassadors in coastal districts of India’s Odisha state June 07, 2019   |  Source: UN Environment  | Copyright: United Nations Environment Programme

People in the coastal districts of the eastern Indian state of Odisha are increasingly suffering from the effects of climate change. Most households in the area are dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods from fishing, forest foraging and pad...

Kerala: Search underway for missing fisherman in Kochi June 07, 2019   |  Source: Big News Network

A search operation is underway for a fisherman missing off Kochi, according to officials. The 52-year-old fisherman has been identified as A. Raj, who hails from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district. "The fisherman ventured into the sea in a Fibre Reinfor...

Maldives: Foreign Ministry concludes allotting India’s MVR 100 mil grant June 07, 2019   |  Source: The Edition  | Copyright: 2019 The Edition

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, announced three further projects under the MVR 100 million grant that was provided by the Government of India to the Maldives for socio-economic development, thereby drawing a conclusion to the distribution of...

Gujarat: Once a Hilsa trove, this Gujarat village now struggles to find catch by Avinash Nair June 07, 2019   |  Source: The Indian Express

Till five years ago, Santosh Machhi (30) used to catch up to 100 Hilsa fish a day from the Narmada that flows past his Bhadbhut village in Gujarat’s Bharuch district before opening out into the Gulf of Khambhat. Last year, his average daily catch never ...

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