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Sri Lanka: Authorities directed to take measures to minimize damages from cyclonic storm December 03, 2020   |  Source: Adaderana

The government has directed relevant authorities to take necessary measures to minimize the damages from the cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ which is set to make landfall in Sri Lanka tonight (02). Department of Meteorology has warned that the cyclone is expe...

World News: WTO members reveal “Entrenched” differences as fisheries talks approach 2020 deadline December 03, 2020   |  Source: SDG

“Entrenched” positions regarding the issue of special and differential treatment (S&DT) for developing and least developed countries (LDCs) are presenting a challenge in the negotiations on a World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement that would curb ha...

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Nivar weakened near the coast – but flooded coastal districts December 03, 2020   |  Source: Science Wire

Sathyaseelan, 40, and his family live on the edge of Tamil Nadu’s Ekkiar Kuppam, a fishing village. Cyclone Nivar made landfall at 11:30 pm on November 25 near Marakkanam, barely five kilometres from his hut, which was battered by heavy rain and a turbu...

Maharashtra: Coastal Road Project: Two years on, BMC to appoint consultant to make compensation plan December 03, 2020   |  Source: The Indian Express

Two years after reclamation work for the coastal road began, the BMC will appoint a consultant to make a comprehensive survey towards a rehabilitation and compensation policy for fisherfolk affected by the project. Fisher communities, however, said the st...

Karnataka: Rs 12 crore sanctioned for Gangolli jetty reconstruction December 03, 2020   |  Source: Daiji World

Rs 12 crore has been sanctioned for the reconstruction of the damaged jetty at Gangolli fishing port. He stated that work on the jetty will begin soon. He further explained that Rs 1.35 crore that has remained after undertaking breakwater works is being u...

Tamil Nadu: Kanniyakumari and Nagercoil on cyclone alert, popular ferry service to Vivekananda Rock stopped December 03, 2020   |  Source: The New Indian Express

With Cyclone Burevi approaching, two NDRF teams have arrived and begun an awareness drive at Kanniyakumari and Colachel. The popular ferry service to Vivekananda Rock and Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanniyakumari has been stopped. In Nagercoil and Kuzhithurai...

Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Nivar shatters aqua sector in Nellore December 03, 2020   |  Source: The Hans India

Aqua farmers incurred severe losses due to the Cyclone Nivar in the district with ponds in more than 5,000 acre completely damaged. Aerators, ponds suffered huge damage because of heavy rains and strong gales. Fisheries officials estimated that the loss i...

Bangladesh: Current Blue Economy models falling under 'Neoliberal paradigm' December 03, 2020   |  Source: UNB

An Independent People’s Tribunal on the Implications of Blue Economy in Bangladesh has called on the government to go for impact assessment studies of prospective Blue Economy-related projects, to ensure protection of marine biodiversity and ecology as ...

Bangladesh: Child labour must end in dried fish industry December 03, 2020   |  Source: Prothom Alo

Speakers at a roundtable on Monday called upon the government to categorise child labour in the dried fish industry as a hazardous sector and to place priority on bringing an end to it. The virtual roundtable on ‘Seeking ways to end child labour in the ...

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Burevi is expected to make landfall on Friday (December 4) by Tanweer Azam December 02, 2020   |  Source: Zee News  | Copyright: 1998-2020 Zee Media Corporation Ltd (An Essel Group Company)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday (December 1) said that Cyclone Burevi is expected to make landfall in Tamil Nadu on Friday (December 4). It is expected that the cyclonic storm would cross the Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee durin...

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