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Kerala: Be discreet in use of marine wealth’ July 31, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma on Sunday sought a balance between the exploitation of marine resources and the need to adequately safeguard the resources with regulatory frameworks, calling it vital to long-term sustainability. The Minister was ...

Sri Lanka: Seven Indian Poachers arrested in Sri Lankan waters by Zeeshan Aziz July 31, 2019   |  Source: Urdu Point  | Copyright: 1997-2019, UrduPoint Network

Seven Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday for allegedly poaching in the island nation's waters, reported the Asian news Agency (ANI). Fishermen from Rameswaram and nearby places were near the Katchatheevu island when a Sri Lank...

India: Environmental NGOs campaigns have helped shrink market of global shark fin by V Sajeev Kumar July 31, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu Business Line

“Shark fin market worldwide has started shrinking since 2013, thanks to larger awareness campaigns by environmental NGO’s against its consumption,” says Kim Friedman, Senior Fishery Resource Officer, Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Friedman w...

Arunachal Pradesh: Deterioration in the quality of Siang/Brahmaputra River July 31, 2019   |  Source: NorthEast Now

Responding to a starred question in the Rajya Sabha this month, union minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said India was in ‘constant touch’ with China to ‘safeguard our interests’ pertaining to the Brahmaputra river. MP Lal Sin...

India: 2000 people lost their lives due to rain-related natural calamities annually in India by Chaitanya Mallapur July 31, 2019   |  Source: India Spend

As many as 6,585 people lost their lives due to rain-related natural calamities--such as cyclone, floods and landslides--in India over three years ending July 18, 2019, a government reply to the Lok Sabha (parliament's lower house) said on July 23, 2019. ...

Maharashtra: 19 species use mangroves from Mumbai, Konkan for breeding: DNA study by Badri Chatterjee July 31, 2019   |  Source: Hindustan Times  | Copyright: HT Media Limited

Nineteen aquatic species use mangrove forests of Mumbai and the Konkan coast as breeding grounds, a first-of-its-kind study has revealed. In the study, the Fish Genetics and Biotechnology division of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Ce...

Bangladesh: Shoals of ilish in Hakaluki bring smiles to fishermen by Saiful Islam July 31, 2019   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune  | Copyright: 2012-2019. 2A Media Limited

Fishermen of Moulvibazar are pocketing good profits, as ilish are being netted in an abundant number in the Hakaluki Haor. A beam of satisfaction is seen in the faces of thousands of fishermen, and they are passing busy time with cheerful mood. Traders as...

Karnataka: Government waives Rs 60.854 crore loans availed by fisherfolk by Jaideep Shenoy July 31, 2019   |  Source: Times of India

B S Yediyurappa government in its maiden cabinet meeting decision on Friday has decided to waive off Rs 60.854 loans availed by fishermen. The fishermen, including fisher women, had availed the loan for various fisheries activities such as selling fish, p...

West Bengal: Hilsa woes: Patchy rain puts dent in supply of Bengal's favourite fish, traders stare at loss July 30, 2019   |  Source: Millennium Post  | Copyright: Copyrights 2019.

The monsoon platter of a Bengali is incomplete without Hilsa and the fish-lovers in the state are unhappy due to scarcity in its supply. Even the Hilsas which are found in Digha Mohana have shrunk in size. The shortage in the supply of Hilsa so far is due...

Kerala: Steps sought to put an end to destructive fishing practices July 30, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2019, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Fishers in Kochi have demanded immediate action against what they describe as “destructive” practices that are hurdles to reviving fish stock as the ban on trawling comes to an end at the end of this month. While the Swathathra Matsya Thozhilali Feder...

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