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Karnataka: Floating jetty for Mangaluru coast planned September 07, 2021   |  Source: The Times of India

he fisheries department has planned to develop a floating jetty for the convenience of deep-sea fishing boats on the Mangaluru coast. The government has approved a proposal of Rs 6.5 crore to set up the first floating jetty in coastal Karnataka, said Mang...

Maharashtra: Recurring tar pollution along Mumbai beaches needs immediate attention by Rituparna Palit September 06, 2021   |  Source: Citizen Matters  | Copyright: Oorvani Foundation 2021

Oil spills are annual during Mumbai monsoons and this year was no exception. Washed ashore as black or dark brown sticky liquid tar deposits, it was first noticed on August 4th that the sand in several beaches of Mumbai turned black from the tar deposits....

Bangladesh: Native fishes' extinction September 06, 2021   |  Source: The Financial Express  | Copyright: 2021 - The Financial Express

Amid the media furore over the fast extinction of the age-old native fishes, there is also news people feel upbeat about. Fishing communities in a few places of the country are putting in their best of efforts in culturing these vanishing fishes. The sout...

Odisha: Fishing harbourin Balasore awaits environmental clearance September 06, 2021   |  Source: Orissa Post

Balaramgadi near Chandipur in Balasore district is known as the second largest fishing centre in Odisha. Varieties of fishes are caught on a daily basis. A major portion of the catch is exported. Over 1.5 lakh fishermen and traders, depend on this fishing...

Odisha: An Ecological disaster is waiting to happen by Arun Kumar Das September 06, 2021   |  Source: Swarajya

The world famous Bhitarkanika mangrove forests of Odisha are now under severe threat due to planned diversion of fresh water from the Brahmani river basin. Though a notified Ramsar Convention wetland, the state government has ignored the need to conserve ...

Telangana: Fish processing units with international standards across September 06, 2021   |  Source: TelanganaToday  | Copyright: 2021 Telangana Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Finance Minister T Harish Rao informed that the State government has decided to establish fish processing units with international standards. Initially, the units would be established in fisheries department lands in Sheriguda near Hyderabad, Khammam, Kar...

Kerala: Marine Enforcement squads to crack down on use of banned pelagic nets off Kozhikode coast September 06, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

Noticing suspicious attempts on the part of some fishing boat operators to use banned pelagic nets, the Marine Enforcement squads have resumed surprise inspections in fishing boats off the Kozhikode coast. Though the illegal practice was not reported for ...

Kerala: Fishermen seek govt. intervention for boat insurance September 06, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

A series of accidents in the sea off the coast of Kerala involving both traditionally modified canoes and fishing boats have given rise to a demand from fishers unions that the government take steps to ensure that fishing boats and traditional canoes came...

Karnataka: Fishing port being upgraded to 'A' category September 06, 2021   |  Source: Daiji World  | Copyright: 2001 - 2021. Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd.,

The central government plans to upgrade the fishing port here into 'A' category by providing all necessary infrastructure, with emphasis on providing a healthy and hygienic environment. Preparations for this have already begun. Under the Rashtriya Krishi ...

Karnataka: Prices nosedive as small fish consignments to Kerala stopped September 06, 2021   |  Source: Daiji World  | Copyright: 2001 - 2021. Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd.,

As smaller fish are no longer being supplied to Kerala from here, fish prices have gone down. As a result, on Sunday, mackerel was sold at the fishing dock here for as low as Rs 55 per kg. The reason for the fall in prices is that purse seine boats engage...

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