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Odisha: Lack of govt aid forces fishermen to migrate by Manish Kumar March 11, 2019   |  Source: Orissa Post

Thousands of fishermen living in Bhusandpur village in Khurda district are feeling like fish out of water, literally. They are dependent on fishing and other related activities to sustain their livelihood. But with the passage of time and lack of fisherme...

Bangladesh: Fishermen struggle as cyclone threat grows by Rafiqul Islam March 11, 2019   |  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Abul Kalam Maji has been catching fish in the Bay of Bengal for 30 years but an uptick in cyclone warnings, as warming seas bring stronger storms, is making his job much harder. He and other fishermen in this village in southern Bangladesh’s delta islan...

Tamil Nadu: Lack of mobile connectivity for fishermen at sea a concern: experts March 11, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The lack of mobile connectivity for fishers in the Bay of Bengal has been a cause for concern to the Fisheries Department and NGOs alike. Many fishermen are unable to use mobile apps such as Fisher Friend and ‘Thoondil’ that can help in times of distr...

UN: Report of the Special Rapporteur on fishery workers and the right to food (A/HRC/40/56) March 11, 2019   |  Source: https://hilalelver.org/resources/thematicreports/fishery-workers/#page/1

Following the interim report devoted to the rights of agricultural workers and the paradoxical challenge they face in realizing their right to food (A/73/164), this report similarly focuses on two aspects of fishery workers’ rights: first, the report de...

What happened to MH370? One day we will know by KS Narendran March 08, 2019   |  Source: CNTraveller

Like many others, Chennai resident KS Narendran, whose wife, Chandrika Sharma, former Executive Secretary of International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) was on board the ill-fated flight, is waiting for answers... On 8 March 2014, Malaysi...

Kerala: Women soar high in fisheries sector March 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

From the deep sea-fishing Rekha Karthikeyan near Chettuva to mussel farming Praseela Shaji at Moothakunnam, there is in these women a spirit of determination and readiness to take on the challenges of life in their battle for survival. If you thought fish...

Tamil Nadu: To promote tuna fishing, fishermen get subsidy March 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Fisheries Department in Nagapattinam has invited applications from fishermen for construction of new tuna long liner-cum-gillnetter utilising 50% subsidy to a maximum of Rs. 30 lakh. The beneficiaries should be joint owners (a group consisting of a...

Tamil Nadu: Fish processing centre to come up at Nagore by R. Krishnamoorthy March 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Department of Fisheries would establish a fish processing centre at Nagore soon under Public Private Partnership mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. It carried out the tender process for letting 2.4 acres of land identi...

Andhra Pradesh: White-spot virus returns to A.P., wild crab highly affected by T. Appala Naidu March 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Scientists from the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA-Chennai) on Wednesday officially announced that samples of wild crab (Scylla Seratta) collected from farms in Krishna district have been found to be infected with ‘white-spot virus...

Tamil Nadu: Cannot take 7 years to fix transponders in fishing boats: HC March 08, 2019   |  Source: The Hindu

The Madras High Court has disapproved of State government’s plan to fix Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developed transponders on 6,000 fishing boats in a phased manner spread over seven years. The court has asked the government to speed up th...

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