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World News: New webpage on Social Protection and Fisheries helps raise awareness about the challenges of the sector March 29, 2021   |  Source: FAO  | Copyright: FAO, 2021

The FAO Fisheries Division has launched a new webpage detailing the high levels of poverty and vulnerability in small-scale fisheries which stem from social and economic marginalisation. The webpage contains links to publications and upcoming events, as w...

Karnataka: Government urged to declare submerged coral reefs as ecologically sensitive March 26, 2021   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2021, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD.

The College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, has urged the Union government to notify groups of submerged coral reefs off coastal Karnataka as ecologically sensitive and treat them on par with Lakshadweep Islands and eco-sensitive areas under the Wild Life Protec...

Sri Lanka: 54 Indian Fishermen arrested by Navy, 5 trawlers seized March 26, 2021   |  Source: Odisha TV

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested at least 54 Indian fishermen and seized five trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said here on Thursday. The Navy arrested the fishermen on Wednesday off the coast of...

Gujarat: 345 fishermen from Gujarat lodged in Pak jails: Assembly told March 26, 2021   |  Source: Outlook India

The Gujarat government told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that 345 fishermen from the state are languishing in Pakistani jails, of whom 248 were arrested by the neighbouring country in the last two years. State Fisheries Minister Jawahar Chavda sai...

Telangana: Six quintal fish found dead, villagers suspect foul play March 26, 2021   |  Source: TelanganaToday

Fish worth Rs 3 lakh (six quintals) allegedly died due to poisoning in Lokaraokunta in Vennampalli of Saidapur mandal on Tuesday. Lokaraokunta falls under Vennampalli fishermen cooperative society. Fishermen, who were eking out a livelihood by fishing in ...

Tamil Nadu: Govt backtracks from Kanyakumari Transhipment project March 26, 2021   |  Source: Sify

The Shipping and Port Ministry of the Government of India is backtracking from the much celebrated transhipment project in Kanyakumari amid stiff opposition from local fishermen community. The fisherman are worried that with the commencement of the projec...

Bangladesh: Economy through a “turning point’ lens by Hossain Zillur Rahman March 26, 2021   |  Source: The Daily Star  | Copyright: 2021 / thedailystar.net

The economy of Bangladesh has come a long way in the past 50 years. The enduring image of Bangladesh earlier was that of a disaster victim. Fifty years down the line, the country is now globally appreciated as a disaster manager. Several sectors have play...

India and Bangladesh: New agreement to increase trade by Fakhrul Islam March 26, 2021   |  Source: Prothom Alo  | Copyright: 2021 Prothom Alo.

Bangladesh’s exports to India are six times more than that of its exports to six member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Bangladesh imports highest number of goods from India after China. Now both countries have beg...

Goa: HC stays all proceeding on CZMP public hearings March 25, 2021   |  Source: Herald Goa

The High Court of Bombay at Goa has stayed all the proceedings pursuant to the public hearings on the Coastal Zone Management Plans held on March 7, till it examines the matter and hears the petitioners as well as the Goa government. The division bench co...

Tamil Nadu: Fishermen Killing: "Investigate matter, decide on compensation within 8 weeks: Madras High Court to UOI, State by Sparsh Upadhyay March 25, 2021   |  Source: Live Law

While dealing with a plea filed in connection with 4 local fishermen who have been killed apparently at the hands of the Sri Lankan navy, the Madras High Court on Monday (23rd March) directed the State & Centre to bring the matter to a logical end by givi...

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