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World News: ILO, FAO and IOM: Joint Statement on the International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing June 07, 2019   |  Source: ILO, FAO and IOM

On the occasion of the International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing (5 June), Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Tomoko...

Kerala: Call to make fisheries station functional June 07, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Fishermen and the boat owners' organizations in Kasaragod have demanded that the fisheries station in the district, which has not become functional even after completion of the civil works, should be commissioned at the earliest by creating new posts in t...

Odisha: Lack of infrastructure affects fish cultivation June 07, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post

The government is giving top priority to fish farming, but its efforts are becoming fruitless due to lack of infrastructure. The government had provided training to fish farmers in Mahakalapara block in Kendrapara district. But during summer, the training...

Odisha: Livelihood still a concern for Puri fishermen by Sudarsan Maharana June 06, 2019   |  Source: The New Indian Express

Fisherman M Suresh has not ventured into the sea since May 1 and it is unlikely that he may do so anytime soon. He had two boats but post May 3 when the ferocious Fani struck, all that remain are broken wood planks and splinters strewn around the place wh...

Goa: Fishing trawler goes up in flames at Khariawada jetty June 06, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

A fishing trawler at Khariawada fishing jetty caught fire on Tuesday night. Fire station sources said the loss has been estimated at approximately Rs 7 lakh. The Vasco fire station received information at 9pm on Tuesday that a trawler belonging to Jerry F...

Gujarat: Fish waste can be booming business: CIFT by Nimesh Khakhariya June 06, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Veraval, one of the biggest fish producers in the country, has a great potential to develop an industry to generate produce from fish waste. According to several studies, more than 50% of fish tissues like fins, heads, skin, viscera and bones are discarde...

Kerala: HC pulls up govt for coastal zone management plan delay June 06, 2019   |  Source: The Times of India

The high court has criticized the state government for the delay in finalizing the coastal zone management plan (CZMP) as per the latest coastal regulation zone (CRZ) notification by Union government, resulting in developed areas being classified as CRZ-I...

Sri Lanka: UNDP helps restoring Sri Lanka's Kalpitiya Reef June 06, 2019   |  Source: Colombo Page

Up until recently, not a lot was known about the Bar Reef in Kalpitiya. But by the time we learned its value, we'd nearly lost it forever. The Bar Reef, located 2 km off the coast of Kalpitiya, is in fact the largest coral reef and the largest protected m...

India: Rivers in India: a reality check by Naresh Singaravelu and Harshita Mishra June 06, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

According to a Niti Aayog report, A Composite Water Management Index, published in June 2018, more than 600 million people in India face high to extreme water crisis in the country. About three-fourth of the households in the country do not have drinking ...

India: World Environment Day: The coast is clear by Pritha Mallick , Sneha June 06, 2019   |  Source: https://www.ibtimes.co.in/world-environment-day-coast-clear-798973

The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification of 2019 was approved by the Union Cabinet and replaced the existing norms of CRZ (2011) on January 18, amongst much furore by activists and environmentalists. The new notification contains certain drastic cha...

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