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Tamil Nadu: 25 boats from Tamil Nadu were caught by fishermen in Andhra Pradesh for using banned engines and nets March 12, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

With the Fisheries Department seizing banned suruku valai, retta madi and kuthusivalai nets from fishermen in several districts, experts are questioning the manner in which the Marine Fishing Regulation Act is being implemented. Retta madi valai are doubl...

Odisha: Vigilant women restore village biodiversity March 12, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post

Fishing Biz Hit: There are around 100 households in the village where most of them earlier were dependent on the fishing business but they claim that post cyclone their livelihood from fishing changed drastically. The fishermen from the village claim that...

Andhra Pradesh: Why Andhra Pradesh's fishers are on the verge of becoming refugees by Nidhi Jamwal March 12, 2019   |  Source: The Wire

With folded hands, 22-year-old Satya bows in front of a young tree on a sandy beach in Mangamarepeta, a fishing village in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. In the distance, fishing boats are anchored on the beach and heaps of nets dry in the open. After pra...

Maldives: Seeks duty-free fish exports to European Union March 12, 2019   |  Source: Maldives Independent

The Maldives government on Monday asked the European Union to consider granting duty free access to fisheries products, the country’s chief export. The request was made at the fourth annual policy dialogue with EU ambassadors at the Kurumba resort near ...

Andhra Pradesh: Irregularities suspected over allotment of stalls at fish market March 11, 2019   |  Source: The Hans India

The allotment of stalls in the newly constructed Kothapeta Fish Market is going on without the knowledge of municipal officials and with involvement of some local TDP leaders by collecting money, it is alleged. The new fish market was constructed at a cos...

West Bengal: Protecting the Sundarban wetlands by Shiv Sahay Singh March 11, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

On January 30, the Indian Sundarban was accorded the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ under the Ramsar Convention. The Sundarbans comprises hundreds of islands and a network of rivers, tributaries and creeks in the delta of the Ganga an...

Maharashtra: Coastal road to affect city artisan fishers, says Greens March 11, 2019   |  Source: Asian Age

Environmentalists have been raising concerns over the impact of the coastal road on the livelihoods of fishermen. Drawing a parallel with the Bandra-Worli Sea Link’s effect on the Worli fishing zone, fishermen and marine experts highlighted that reclama...

Maharashtra: Koli women struggle in BMC’s biggest fish market March 11, 2019   |  Source: Asian Age

Amid the various initiatives to boost blue revolution in Maharashtra, female fish vendors at the Marol dry fish market have been struggling for basic amenities in their daily occupation. More than 7000 fisherwomen operate in the Brihanmumbai Munic-i...

Telangana: T-govt earmarks Rs 1,000 cr for animal husbandry, fisheries development March 11, 2019   |  Source: UNI India

Telangana government had earmarked Rs 1000 crore for the development of animal husbandry and fisheries in the state, State Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Diary development Talasani Srinivas Yadav said here on Friday. Talking to reporters aft...

India: After the end of GSP, shrimp exporters apprehend new duty by America by Nirmalya Behera March 11, 2019   |  Source: Business Standard

With United States of America announcing the end of preferential trade treatment status to India, currently being extended under its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme, exporters of shrimp are apprehensive that America may levy a new duty w...

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