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Myanmar: Support to fisheries sector amidst COVID-19 should not be delayed June 24, 2020   |  Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

The government is planning to provide financial support to the fisheries sector, which is facing the economic challenges caused by COVID-19. Fishermen and aquaculture farmers have suffered from decrease in fishing price and suspension of export amidst COV...

Pakistan: Cage fish culture was introduced to enhance fish production by Muhammad Irfan June 24, 2020   |  Source: Urdu Point

Cage fish culture was introduced to enhance fish production through latest fish farming by establishing 100 cages at head Punjnand Chenab River. The breeding of various types of fishes was underway into the cages through modern ways as latest fish farming...

Karnataka: Fish trade suspended for ten days at Bunder June 24, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Wholesale fresh fish dealers have decided to suspend business for the next ten days. K Ashraf, president of the association of Mangaluru deck fresh fish dealers and commission agents on Tuesday has written a letter in this regard to the district deputy co...

Tamil Nadu: A sea of troubles: Fish vendors in Tamil Nadu staring into abyss post lockdown June 22, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Balaraman was just sixteen when he first ‘went to the sea’. Over the last three-and-a-half decades of his life as a fisherman, never has he stayed away from the ocean this long. “Even when the Indian Ocean Tsunami came in 2004, we kept away only for...

Gujarat: 233 fishermen stranded in Iran for over 3 months return to Valsad June 22, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

A total of 233 fishermen from south Gujarat, who were stranded at Chiruyeh Port and Kish Island in Iran for over three months, returned back to their homes in Umargam taluka of Valsad district on June 18. Their family members thanked government authoritie...

Odisha: Uncertainty plagues fishing industry in state June 22, 2020   |  Source: Orissa Post

Not a single sector has been left unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s fishing industry is no different. Even though five days have passed since the fishing ban ended, not a single fishing trawler has gone into the sea yet. In fact the...

Bangladesh: Frozen food exporters demand cut in corporate tax by Refayet Ullah Mirdha June 22, 2020   |  Source: The Daily Star

Exporters of frozen food products, especially shrimp, have demanded that the government reduce corporate tax from 32.5 per cent to 15 per cent in the proposed national budget to help the sector recover from a significant fall in international sales. The d...

Bangladesh: Important coastal barrier at risk from increased pollution June 22, 2020   |  Source: The Financial Express

Bangladesh coal plants threaten world’s largest mangrove forest, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to strike in the Bay of Bengal in 20 years, made landfall on the India-Bangladesh coast last month. Amphan ripped...

Maharashtra: Bombay HC seeks State help for fishermen by Sonam Saigal June 22, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the State Disaster Management Authority to ameliorate the grievance expressed by fishermen to the extent possible, upon due assessment of the loss and damage that might have been suffered by them due to Cyclone Nis...

Maharashtra: State gives more funds for Raigad relief by Raina Assainar June 22, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The State government has increased the relief package to the districts affected by Cyclone Nisarga on June 3. Guardian Minister for Raigad, Aditi Tatkare during a visit to the district on Friday said the State government will get an additional Rs.301 cror...

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