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Sri Lanka: Island status has made it a rich hub for seafood of different varieties and an extensive network of seafood exporters by Uwin Lugoda October 13, 2020   |  Source: Nation LK

Sri Lanka’s island status has made it a rich hub for seafood of different varieties and an extensive network of seafood exporters. Thus, the seafood product sector has emerged as a quality exporter of a wide variety of fish, with the most popular of the...

Sri Lanka: Demise of the small fry: Exclusion of small-scale fishers in Sri Lanka’s blue growth by Oscar Amarasinghe and Kaumi Piyasiri October 12, 2020   |  Source: Daily FT

Despite all efforts made by the Government in the development of the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) sub-sector since its strong intervention after independence, one cannot be very happy about the status of Sri Lanka’s SSF as at present. Fishers complain of...

Bangladesh: Ilish can migrate to another country October 12, 2020   |  Source: Dhaka Tribune

As ilish production declines in the Padma-Meghna, Dhaka Tribune’s Bilkis Irani dives into the reasons behind the slump. This is the second of a four-part series of reports. The sudden decline of ilish production in Padma-Meghna rivers in Chandpur distri...

Tamil Nadu: Illegal bungalows at Muttukadu continue to worry local fishermen by SV Krishna Chaitanya October 12, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

The deferring of demolition of the illegal bungalows on Olive Beach layout at Muttukadu has irked the fishermen of neighbouring Karikattukupppam village as they fear loss of livelihood. They are anguished that for the past two months, big boulders of the ...

Tamil Nadu: Tenders invited for setting up of several fish landing centres October 12, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries Department has called for tenders for several fish landing centres, including a common one for Pudhupattinam and Uyyalikuppam in Kancheepuram district, at a cost of ?15.76 crore. Helen Nagar in Kanniyakumari will get a landing centre at a co...

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal to start land-based fish farming using RAS tech October 12, 2020   |  Source: The Times of India

Himachal Pradesh will start land-based fish farming using Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology to raise different varieties of fish throughout the year. The initiative forms part of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) for sustai...

India: 3 Aceh fishermen home after year stuck in India October 12, 2020   |  Source: The Jakarta Post

Three Indonesian fishermen detained by Indian authorities in September of last year returned to Indonesia on Thursday morning, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has announced. They were Munazir, 34, Karauddin, 43, and Azman Syah, 30, from Aceh. ...

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone warning issued October 12, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Port officials at Pamban have issued a cyclone warning after a depression formed over the west-central Bay of Bengal on Sunday, lying centred near south-southwest of Visakhapatnam about 490 km southeast of Kakinada and 520 km east-southeast of Narsapur. ...

Karnataka: State making efforts to reach the top slot in fisheries, says Minister October 12, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu

Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Water Transport Kota Srinivasa Poojari said on Sunday that the State occupied the ninth position in inland fisheries and fourth position in marine fisheries in the country. All efforts are being made to take the St...

Karnataka: Fall in marine catch leaves fisheries sector gasping by Raviprasad Kamila October 12, 2020   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2020, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

A month after deep sea fishing began in the coastal belt, the fisheries sector is gasping for breath with heavy reduction in marine catch. Though many workers from outside the State such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have returned to work in fi...

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