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Goa: FDA officer accuses Goa government of targeting her for exposing presence of toxic chemical in imported fish December 31, 2018   |  Source: Mirror Now

A female officer with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Goa has accused the state government of targeting and harassing her after she exposed a nexus of fish traders and officials who were importing fish laced in formalin, a toxic chemical, into t...

Madhya Pradesh: Experts flag decision to breed Taiwanese fish in Upper Lake December 31, 2018   |  Source: The Times of India

The decision to breed Taiwanese fish ‘pangasius pangasius’ in the millennia-old Upper Lake has stirred a hornet’s nest with experts claiming that breeding of the foreign fish will cause irreparable damage to the water body. Till now, only Rohu a...

Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankan fishermen hurl petrol bombs on Indian fishing boats December 31, 2018   |  Source: UNI India

Sri Lankan fishermen allegedly hurled petrol bombs on Indian fishing boats, when they were indulged in fishing activities near the controversial Katchatheevu Islet early on Sunday. The fishermen, who hurriedly returned to Rameswaram fishing jetty on Sunda...

Tamil Nadu: Satphones for deep sea fishers in a month December 31, 2018   |  Source: The Times of India

The state government will provide satellite phones (satphones) by the end of January if boat owners agree to form clusters and apply for the device before they go fishing after New Year, deputy Director (Marine) of the Fisheries Department, Chennai, A Ant...

Latest edition of Yemaya No.58, December 2018, ICSF's newsletter on gender and fisheries, published December 28, 2018   |  Source: ICSF Trust

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest edition of Yemaya, its newsletter on gender and fisheries. Yemaya No. 58, dated December 2018, features articles from Kenya, Mexico, India, and an analytical article ...

Odisha: 16 Bengal fishermen held from Odisha's Gahirmatha sanctuary December 28, 2018   |  Source: The New Indian Express

At least 16 marine fishermen of West Bengal were arrested by Forest officials on charges of illegally fishing in seawater of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in the district on Wednesday night. Two fishing trawlers were seized from them. Informing this he...

Goa: Fish exports may plunge by 40% December 28, 2018   |  Source: The Navhind Times

With only a few days left for a stormy fish year to end, fish exporters on Thursday said that they anticipate a 30-40 per cent fall in the state’s marine exports in 2018-19, thanks to the formalin-in-fish controversy. Exporters said that the controvers...

Maharashtra: Fishing areas off Mumbai have highest plastic waste concentration by Badri Chatterjee December 28, 2018   |  Source: Hindustan Times

Fishing areas off the coast of Mumbai have the highest concentration of plastic waste in the country, according to a study by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The study, which covered five major fishing grounds along the country’...

India: National Fish Workers’ Forum to take up the issue with mainstream parties December 28, 2018   |  Source: The New Indian Express

With barely months remaining for the Lok Sabha polls due next year, the fishing community is planning to put pressure on the mainstream political parties to include the demand for a separate Fisheries Ministry in the election manifesto. While the Natio...

Karnataka: Missing fishing boat not traced even after 12 days, hijack by sea pirates suspected December 28, 2018   |  Source: Daiji World

‘Suvarna Tribhuja’ boat of Malpe near here, which went for deep sea fishing with eight fishermen, is not traced even after 12 days. The family members of the fishermen on the missing boat are spending anxious moments worrying about the safety of their...

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